Masters & Certificate Graduation and PhD Hooding Ceremonies
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Celebration - Thursday, May 16, 2024.
Planning is underway to honor recent Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 PhD graduates at an in-person ceremony.
MS and Certificate Ceremony
Celebration - Wednesday, May 15, 2024.
Who: Masters and Certificate Graduates. Link to submit ticket request coming soon.
When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Where: Leadership Hall, Medical School Teaching Facility (MSTF)
Graduates should arrive at 1:15pm in MSTF Atrium.
Academic Regalia must be worn at both the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Commencement.
- Students may purchase regalia through Oak Hall at umaryland.shopoakhalli.com
- Orders must be placed online by April 26, 2024, to guarantee delivery. Online ordering will close after this date, and please note that the school store will not carry any regalia for purchase.
- There is a $15.95 shipping charge for home delivery.
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 26, 2024.
Hoods will be mailed to student not attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony or Commencement. See PhD Hood Request Form.
More information coming soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1, 2024.
Degree and Diploma
For most recent information regarding your diploma and degree, see the Office of the Registrar:
Approximately 2 weeks after the end of the semester, your degree will be posted on your transcript.
CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC DIPLOMA (CeDiploma)
In addition to the printed diploma, UMB graduates are eligible to receive a digital copy of their diploma.
You will receive an email with a link to download your credential when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredential Trust®. To request a new download link, use the CreCredential Trust® site to resend the link.
Register for your free account on the CeCredential Trust® website in order to have lifetime access to your CeDiploma. Learn more here: CreCredential Overview page.
Students with an outstanding financial obligation will not receive their diploma/certificates.
For more information, contact the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com noting your name and student identification number.