Commencement Stories

Congratulations to the 2023 UMB graduates and their families and friends! Below, watch a video of student reflections and read about the Universitywide commencement celebration, the national anthem singer, and other stories about school-specific graduation events.

Universitywide Stories


Universitywide - Main Story

The University celebrates the Class of 2023, awards its inaugural President’s Distinguished Gold Medal, and confers two honorary degrees.


Universitywide Story - Student Speaker

Master of Social Work graduate Emma Earnest went from the entertainment field to becoming a substance abuse specialist.

A Time of Excitement, Reflection for Graduates

Three graduates

Members of the UMB Class of 2023 are happy to celebrate their accomplishments in person after the pandemic disrupted studies for many of them.

Additional School News Stories

Three graduates

Resilient PharmD Class of 2023 Celebrates Graduation

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy celebrated 104 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy students on May 19, honoring a class that persevered through enormous challenges.

Four graduates holding 2023 balloons

School of Pharmacy Celebrates PhD and MS Graduates

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy celebrated hundreds of Class of 2023 graduates from its PhD and MS programs between May 17-19.

Two graduates displaying their graduation caps.

Nursing Graduates ‘Hold the Future’ in Their Hands

Friends and family of the Class of 2023 gathered May 18 to celebrate the accomplishments of 464 graduates at the University of Maryland School of Nursing’s convocation.

Dean Hutchins & Attorney General Brian Frosh

Maryland Carey Law Graduates Are a Force for Justice

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law honored its Class of 2023 on May 19 in Renée McDonald Huchins’ first hooding ceremony as dean, featuring former Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh as the keynote speaker.

Dentistry Graduate being hooded while holding a baby

Bright Future Ahead for School of Dentistry Graduates

Over 140 University of Maryland School of Dentistry graduates proudly pledged themselves to the service of humanity – their patients, their community, and their colleagues — during the school’s Honors Convocation on May 19 at the Hippodrome Theatre.