Graduation

Apply for Graduation

  • Degree candidates must submit an Graduation Application through SURFS by the stated deadline on the UMB Academic Calendar.
  • Applications received after the stated deadline will not be processed without permission from your school/program.
  • Dual-degree students, or students receiving more than one degree/certificate for the same term, must complete a graduation application for each degree/certificate they expect to receive.

Commencement

A campus-wide graduation ceremony is held during the month of May each year. Summer and fall graduates are welcome to participate.

Go to the University of Maryland Commencement webpage for more information.

Distribution of Diplomas and Certificates

SPRING GRADUATES

Students may claim diploma in-person at the university commencement ceremony at the Royal Farms Arena.

Diplomas not claimed at the ceremony may be picked up from the Office of the Registrar during the three-week period beginning the Monday following the commencement ceremony. A valid photo ID is necessary to claim diploma.

Diplomas left unclaimed at the end of the three-week period, will be mailed to the address specified on your graduation application.

Diplomas with Latin honors designations (or other honor designations) will be mailed approximately 8-12 weeks after graduation or after the date in which you were certified to graduate, whichever occurs later.

SUMMER and FALL GRADUATES

There is no opportunity for SUMMER and FALL graduates to claim their diploma in person. Your diploma will be mailed to the address specified on your graduation application approximately 8-12 weeks after graduation.

CERTIFICATES

All certificates will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation application approximately 8-12 weeks after graduation or after the date in which you were certified to graduate, whichever occurs later.