INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES’ FAMILIES AND OTHER GUESTS
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Procession begins promptly at 9:40 a.m.
Retriever Activities Center (RAC)
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
The front doors of the RAC Arena will open at 9:00 a.m. All guests entering the Arena must show their general admission tickets. Each graduate will receive FOUR General Admission tickets for unassigned open seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are electronic and can be printed, each ticket is unique and if multiple copies are made of the same ticket only the first ticket scanned at the door will be valid. We recommend planning on arriving at UMBC early in case of traffic problems, if you arrive before the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the coffee shop in the Administration Building across from the RAC will be open.
Guests sitting in the overflow area should go to the Administration Building 101 (Lecture Hall III), where there will be a closed-circuit broadcast of the Commencement ceremony. Tickets are not required for the overflow area.
The Commencement procession begins promptly at 9:40 a.m., at which time the doors to the RAC 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 RAC Arena. Remember that rush hour traffic in the Baltimore area may be heavy, as the ceremony is being held on a weekday morning.