School Convocations and Ceremonies

Multiple scrolls in a standing up vertically

Learn dates, times, and venue information for school-specific convocations and ceremonies.

Francis King Carey School of Law

Congratulations, Graduating Students!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: 11 a.m.

Virtual Graduation Join HERE

School of Dentistry Convocation

 

Congratulations, UMSOD Class of 2021!

Please join the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) community as we honor the incredible accomplishments of our graduates. The conferral of degrees will be presented by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

UMSOD Class of 2021 Doctor of Dental Surgery Hooding and Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Pinning and Reading of the Oath Programs 
(Programs will be in-person by degree with very limited seating to accommodate campus guidelines) **
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1-6 p.m. ET
Friday, May 21, 2021, 8 a.m.-noon ET

**Due to campus COVID-19 guidelines, these programs are by invitation only to graduates. No outside visitors will be permitted to attend.**


Please join us virtually to celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments by watching them through our livestream as they receive their hoods (DDS) and pins (BSDH) and recite the oath alongside their respective general practice group or dental hygiene class. Your graduate will be notified about specifics.

UMSOD Class of 2021 Virtual Honors Convocation
Friday, May 21, 2021, 1 p.m. ET

UMSOD YouTube

Please join us to watch the prerecorded Honors Convocation. YouTube’s live chat feature will be enabled during the ceremony, so you will be able to congratulate your graduates in real time.

For more information or to tune in to each ceremony, please visit the Office of Student Affairs’ UMSOD Ceremonies page.

Graduate School Doctoral Hooding

 

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 
Virtual Celebration
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.

The Graduate School will be hosting a virtual event for PhD, MS, and Certificate students. Planning is underway to honor summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 graduates during this time of virtual celebrations. One element of the Graduate School’s Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Virtual Celebration will be a video tribute that will be posted May 20, 2021, by 5 p.m. This will include the conferral of degrees by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

The School of Medicine’s (SOM) 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony will take place Thursday, May 20, at 1 p.m. We will host a Zoom event for Class of 2021 students and select SOM invitees that will be live streamed on YouTube for families, friends, and the rest of the school community. The YouTube link will be posted closer to the event date.

This special occasion will include the conferral of degrees by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, and a keynote address from Victor Dzau, MD, president of the National Academy of Medicine, vice chair of the National Research Council, Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and past president and CEO of the Duke University Health System. In addition to remarks from SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, and select faculty and students, as well as the reading of graduate names and a conferral of degrees, we are planning some special features to honor our students. We look forward to this celebration!


Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


 

The chair and faculty of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) will host the 2021 EPH Commencement Ceremony honoring the candidates for the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Master of Public Health, and Certificate on Friday, May 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. via Webex.


Department of Genetic Counseling Pre-Commencement Ceremony and Poster Presentation



The Genetic Counseling Program will hold its Pre-Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1 p.m. via Zoom.


Department of Medical and Research Technology



​The Department of Medical and Research Technology will be honoring the Class of 2021 with a virtual Commencement and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 10 a.m.


Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science


 

The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science will honor the graduating Class of 2021 with a Virtual Hooding and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This will be a prerecorded ceremony that will have an exclusive showing for graduates, faculty, staff, and special guests at 11 a.m. on May 18. Following this showing, the ceremony will be available for public view beginning at noon on May 18.

School of Nursing Convocation

 

Virtual Degree Conferral 2021 

On May 20, 2021, at 1 p.m., graduates, their guests, faculty, and staff are invited to a virtual conferral of degrees ceremony. This ceremony will include a photo montage of May graduates, an address by Bill and Joanne Conway Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, the conferral of degrees by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, and a recitation of the Nursing Oath. Attendees will receive the link to the ceremony via email.

Visit the Graduation Materials website for more information.

School of Pharmacy Convocation

 

The School of Pharmacy will honor all graduates with ceremonies listed below and the conferral of degrees by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS.

  • Main School of Pharmacy Graduation Video: May 21, 10 a.m.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Graduation Video: May 21, 10:30 a.m.
  • MS and PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research: May 21, noon
  • MS and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences: May 21, 1:30 p.m.
  • MS in Regulatory Science: May 21, 3 p.m.
  • MS in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics: May 21, 6 p.m.
  • MS in Pharmacometrics: May 22, noon

The School of Pharmacy is excited to offer a series of extremely small in-person graduation ceremonies for the Doctor of Pharmacy students. At these events, which are limited to members of the Class of 2021 only, graduates will hear from school leadership, be hooded, and have a professional picture taken. Each event will be livestreamed or recorded for viewing later. PharmD graduates will be provided more information directly.

Dates and Times:  

Monday, May 24 
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 26 
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

School of Social Work Convocation

 

Friday, May 21, 2021
10 a.m.

The School of Social Work will celebrate the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 21, beginning at 10 a.m. The online portion of the celebration will include the conferral of degrees by the University of Maryland, Baltimore President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, and will be hosted at sswcelebrates.net.

Outdoor Hooding and Photo Opportunity
Friday, May 21, 2021
Noon- 5 p.m.

Students will come only at assigned times to participate in a photo opportunity outside the School of Social Work. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on campus, there will be no guests permitted at the School of Social Work.