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INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES’ FAMILIES AND OTHER GUESTS

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Procession (when the graduates, faculty and staff, and Platform Party enter the floor and are seated) begins promptly at 9:50 a.m.

Ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

UMBC Event Center
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

The front doors of the Event Center will open at 9:00 a.m.  No tickets are required for the Graduate School Commencement ceremony.  Seating is unassigned and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Commencement procession begins promptly at 9:50 a.m., at which time the doors to the Event Center will temporarily close. In observance of the National Anthem, guests will not be seated while the anthem is performed. When the doors reopen following the singing of the National Anthem, guests will be seated as space permits.

Allow adequate time to drive to campus, park and walk to the Event Center. Remember that rush hour traffic in the Baltimore area may be heavy, as the ceremony is being held on a weekday morning.