Join your fellow graduates as we march down Baltimore Street to Commencement at First Mariner Arena. Procession begins at 1:15 p.m.
Grab lunch from your favorite food trucks before commencement procession begins at 1:15 p.m. Graduates in their gowns will receive a $1 discount on food truck purchases! Seating will be available for graduates & their families.
Welcome to the 2013 commencement website for the University of Maryland in Baltimore. We have created this site to help graduates, faculty, families, and friends prepare for the most exciting day of our year.
On Friday, May 17, students, families, and friends will again “take over” the Westside of Baltimore with a wide array of formal and informal activities and ceremonies to mark the commencement of approximately 1,800 graduates from the schools of medicine, law, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, social work, and the Graduate School.
Building on the success of recent years, we again will have an academic processional from the campus to the 1st Mariner Arena three short blocks away for the University commencement ceremony. We hope even more of you participate in what is a stunning display with the colors and the banners of the schools and the huge group of graduates and faculty in their caps and gowns proceeding from University Plaza down Baltimore Street to the arena.
For the convenience of the graduates’ families, rooms have been reserved at local hotels at discount rates and arrangements have been made for affordable and convenient parking.
The Universitywide commencement ceremony at 1st Mariner Arena will take place at 2 p.m. Graduates will depart the arena by 4 p.m. with their diplomas in hand. We are excited and honored that our keynote speaker will be Stanley A. McChrystal, General (ret.), Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and current senior fellow at Yale University where he teaches a graduate-level seminar entitled "Leadership."
This website will feature frequent updates with information on activities and programs that promise to make May 17, 2013, a memorable day. Congratulations to the graduates and their families as they celebrate years of sacrifice and hard work.
Jay A. Perman, MD