President Jarrell's Message

Interim President Bruce Jarrell

Dear UMB Community:

Commencement celebrates the culmination of a lot of hard work and the beginning of much more.  Since our founding in 1807, graduates from the University of Maryland, Baltimore have worked to serve the public good and improve the human condition—and I know that you understand the importance of that mission especially now amidst this global pandemic.

I know that virtual celebrations pale in comparison to the commencement experience that our graduates deserve, but their health and safety and that of their friends and family is more important than any gathering could be.

While we are all extremely disappointed that we cannot celebrate together, please know that it by no means diminishes the extraordinary accomplishments of our graduates. We are so very proud of each and every one of you.

Check back to this website for updates on our virtual celebrations. Congratulations, UMB Class of 2021!

Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS