Graduation Information

Campuswide Events

Grad Fair

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 and Wednesday, March 6, 2024
10:30 a.m.
University Book Center

 

Main Commencement

Monday, May 20, 2024
7 p.m.
Maryland Stadium
Regalia is required (see information below).

 

For more information on campuswide events, visit https://commencement.umd.edu/.


CMNS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
12 p.m.
Xfinity Center
Students must RSVP at go.umd.edu/CMNSUGradRSVP by April 8, 2024.
Graduates will walk across the stage during this ceremony. Regalia is required (see information below).

The ceremony will be live-streamed at youtube.com/user/cmnsumd

Guests that use wheelchairs should park in Terrapin Trail Garage, enter through Gate E and sit at the top of Section 120. Guests with stair mobility issues can sit at the top of any section.

Schedule to come.

The ceremony will last approximately 3 hours and graduates must remain seated on the floor for the entirety of the ceremony.

Parking is free on commencement days and you can park in most campus lots. Shuttle service around campus will also be available.

All guests should enter through Gates A, B and E. 

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking spaces will be available in most lots on a first-come, first-served basis and still require a state-issued license plate or hang tag.
  • Guests with limited mobility should plan to arrive early to park in the Terrapin Trail Garage and enter Xfinity Center through Gate E to ensure a short distance between parking and entering the facility.
  • ADA seating for wheelchair users will be available in Section 120. We are unable to provide wheelchairs.
  • If you need special arrangements for hearing impairment or other disabilities, please contact the CMNS undergraduate commencement team (CMNSUGCommencement@umd.edu).

Items Allowed and Not Allowed

Take a few minutes to review the Xfinity Center guidelines for items allowed and security procedures for the facility during commencement ceremonies. Here are a few key guidelines to note:

  • Guests will only be able to carry bags that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12", all of which are subject to search. This size limit includes, but is not limited to, purses, backpacks, drawstring bags, briefcases, luggage, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases and diaper bags.
  • Prohibited Items (the full list of prohibited items is available on the Xfinity Center guidelines webpage)
    • Pets*
    • Outside Food or Drink of any kind*
    • Fireworks / Firearms / Weapons
    • Artificial Noisemakers
    • Strollers
    • Skateboards / Bicycles
    • Umbrellas
    • Backpacks / Bags that are over 12" x 6" x 12". Please refer to Bag Policy above for more information.

*Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs.

 


Apply for Graduation

The deadline for undergraduates to apply for Spring 2024 graduation was February 6, 2024. Email cmnsque@umd.edu to request a late graduation application. 


Regalia

Graduation regalia is required. All students can purchase regalia from the University Book Center or online from Oak Hall. Bachelor's degree candidate regalia are available for purchase only.

Faculty and staff should contact their department's commencement coordinator for assistance with bulk regalia orders or order online. Faculty and staff regalia will be available for pick-up in early May.

For further information, visit https://commencement.umd.edu/graduation-regalia-information.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • August 2023 bachelor's degree graduates
  • December 2024 bachelor's degree graduates
  • May 2024 bachelor's degree candidates

Students can bring up to 6 guests to a CMNS Commencement Ceremony. The event is not ticketed.

All August 2023 graduates, December 2023 graduates and May 2024 candidates must RSVP at go.umd.edu/CMNSUGradRSVP by April 8, 2024 to attend a CMNS Commencement Ceremony.

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students who have one course to take in the summer may complete the “Participate only” RSVP form at go.umd.edu/CMNSUGradParticipateRSVP by March 25, 2024. Remaining degree requirements and summer course registration will be verified before students are approved.

Please note: Names of August 2024 graduates who are approved to participate will not appear in the University or CMNS Commencement programs until the May 2025 ceremonies.

Full regalia is required to participate in a CMNS Commencement Ceremony.

Graduation regalia is required. All students can purchase regalia from the University Book Center or order online from Oak Hall. Bachelor's degree candidate regalia are available for purchase only.

Faculty and staff should contact their department's commencement coordinator for assistance with bulk regalia orders or order online. Faculty and staff regalia will be available for pick-up in early May.

For further information, visit https://commencement.umd.edu/graduation-regalia-information.

The University or the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences does not issue invitation letters for guests to visit the U.S. to attend commencement ceremonies.  These letters are not required by the embassy to issue a B2 visa, which is designated for tourist activities such as sightseeing, visiting friends and relatives, and obtaining medical treatment.  

The graduating student should submit a copy of their I-20 or DS-2019 to the relative applying for the tourist visa. Students can also send a Enrollment Verification Certificate along with the copy of your passport. Enrollment Verification Certificate can be requested from the Office of the Registrar.