Campus-Wide Ceremony

Monday, May 20, 2024 / 6 p.m. / SECU Stadium

The University of Maryland will hold its Spring 2024 Commencement on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 6 p.m. for Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 graduates at SECU Stadium.

Additional information regarding the campus-wide ceremony, tickets, regalia and safety measures will be added to as it becomes available.

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Ceremony

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 / 7 PM / Xfinity Center

In addition to the campus-wide ceremony, BSOS and the other colleges and schools will hold ceremonies. BSOS college ceremonies for August 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 graduates will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  Tickets are not required for guest admittance. 

Important: Students in the Department of Government and Politics and Environment Science: Politics and Policy will be recognized during BSOS ceremony #2 at 7 pm. 

For information regarding the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Ceremonies, visit

Graduation Checklist:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Do I have to apply for graduation?

A: Students who will finish degree requirements this Spring 2024, and intend to graduate must apply for graduation. The graduation application is due Friday, February 6, 2024, electronically via Testudo

Q: What if I will finish my requirements in August 2024? Can I participate in the May 2024 BSOS Commencement Ceremony? 

A: Please reach out to gvptadvising [at] to discuss your situation and review these guidelines.

Q: Do I have to attend either of the commencement ceremonies?

A:  Participation in the campus-wide and departmental ceremonies is encouraged, but not mandatory. If a student chooses not to participate in the commencement ceremonies, the student will still receive their diploma.

Q: I am a double major. Which ceremony do I attend?

A: Students can choose to attend both departmental ceremonies, only one ceremony, or neither.  Attendance is at the discretion of the student.

Q: Will I receive my diploma at graduation?

A: No, you will not receive your diploma at graduation. Your diploma will be sent to the diploma mailing address specified at the time the application for graduation was submitted. If a diploma mailing address was not specified, the diploma will be mailed to your permanent address.


If you have additional questions, please email gvptadvising [at]