UMB Commencement Activities: Additional information will follow once UMB leadership has determined alternate plans for graduation-related ceremonies.

Want to see last year's Commencement? Check out the captioned or non-captioned video!

Did you use our commencement hashtag #2019UMB? Then come check out our Commencement 2019 Social Media Wall!

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Date, Time, and Place

Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Royal Farms Arena. Candidates should enter the main entrance on Baltimore Street and follow the signs directing you to your degree assembly area.

Graduates Arrival Time and Dress Code

Students should arrive by 7:30 a.m. dressed in regalia and hoods. Please look for your school banner to assemble for the procession. If you are unsure of where to go, download our Commencement Seating file.


Guest Arrival Time

Royal Farms Arena will be open for all guests starting at 7:30 a.m.

ADA-Related Accommodations

The UMB commencement ceremony includes closed captions for hearing impaired. To inquire about assistance for persons with disabilities, please contact the Royal Farms Arena Box Office at 410-347-2020. The University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Royal Farms Arena do not accept responsibility for the security of any personal items at commencement proceedings, including wheelchairs and other assistive devices.


Live Streaming

The ceremony will be live-streamed on this webpage starting at 9 a.m. EDT on May 14.

Social Media

Share your commencement moments using our social media hashtag #2020UMB. After the ceremony at Party in the Park, we will have a Social Media Lounge that will feature a live feed from our social media posts, a device charging station, and UMB swag prizes. Check out our UMB Commencement Snapchat filter as well!

Follow our official UMB accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube


Parking and Transportation

Available through UMB garages or SpotHero.