University Events

University Events is responsible for planning and executing all events hosted or sponsored by the president of the University, including Founders Week, held every October. We also consult with all constituencies of the University to plan events large and small.

Management of the T. Sue Gladhill Board Room in the Health and Human Services Library is now managed by HS/HSL Administration. Request use of the Board Room.

What we do

University Events provides event and protocol expertise to the campus community and collaborates with the schools and business units to implement major campus events. The office is responsible for developing, scheduling and planning all major campus events hosted or sponsored by the President, including Commencement, a series of five Founders Week events, and other special programs and activities to promote and benefit the University and greater community.


  • Campuswide Event Management
  • Commencement
  • Development Events
  • Founders Week
  • Meeting Space Management
  • Special Event Expertise and Guidance
  • UMBF and Government Affairs
  • University Business Outreach

President's Upcoming Signature Events

Founders Week
Saturday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Calling All Crafters!
Showcase your unique creations (and make some extra holiday dough) at the UMB Handmade and Homemade Holiday Craft Fair! We are looking for handcrafted items such as blown glass pieces, holiday themed merchandise, unique accessories, gourmet sweet treats, tote bags, greeting cards, centerpieces, and hand painted items. Sign up now!

Friday, December 5, 2014
11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
SMC Campus Center

Commencement 2014 DVD - Just $5!
Relive one of the most important days of your life! Members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Class of 2014 and their family and friends can obtain a permanent keepsake of their special day. Order your 2014 UMB Commencement DVD for $5 plus applicable off-campus delivery charges. Click here to order.