Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Hooding- With great regret, graduation festivities for spring 2020 will not take place as planned.
Conferment of degrees In May 2020, spring graduates will receive a package from UMB containing your diploma which automatically confers your degree. Login to your SURFS account to update your mailing address.
Virtual Celebration The Graduate School is creating a few web-celebrations for summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020 graduates. Upload the following files as soon as possible but before May 1, 2020.
- Upload headshot (personal snapshot or professional profile picture) for graduate slideshow
- Upload video of dissertation work, important experience, or future plans
Regalia Students may purchase souvenir regalia directly from Oak Hill, UMB regalia provider. Orders will be shipped directly to you.
Day: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Location: Leadership Hall, Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF)
Time: Graduates and Mentors should line up in MSTF atrium at 4:15 pm, dressed in regalia. The Ceremony will take place from 5:00 - 8:00 pm followed by a reception.
Tickets: Confirm your attendance and reserve your guest tickets (up to four per graduate) here before April 16, 2020.
Regalia: Academic Regalia must be worn at both the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Commencement. The cap and gown can be purchased at the University Store (6-7788) located on the first floor of the SMC Campus Center or at www.oakhalli.com/umaryland after March 25, 2020. PhD regalia is a black cap with gold tassel and a black gown with blue panels and chevrons. Doctoral hoods will be provided by the Graduate School at the Ceremony. If you attend Commencement but not the Hooding Ceremony, your hood will be given to you before the Commencement procession. Hoods will be mailed to students not attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony or Commencement. The last day to order regalia is April 13, 2020.
Photographer: An official photographer will take pictures of the graduate with his/her mentor(s).
Mentor Instructions: Submit introduction Instructions for Mentors
Diplomas will be presented at UMB's Commencement, scheduled for Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am at the First Mariner Arena. See the Commencement Web site for additional information. No tickets required.
During the month of March, students will receive the bill for their diploma and graduation fee. Students should contact Student Accounting (6-2930) with any questions. Diplomas will not be released to students with outstanding balances. For an additional fee, hoods can be mailed internationally. Please contact email@example.com
Confidentiality Flag and Graduation
If you have placed a confidentiality flag on your student account, your name will not appear in any Graduation materials including the Commencement Program, Doctoral Hooding Program, List of Award Recipients, etc. To remove your Confidentiality Flag before graduation, log-in to your SURFS account and make changes by April 26, 2020.