Graduation & Commencement

All students who have indicated their plans to attend the INFO ceremony should have received a follow-up email on 4/29 titled “INFO Graduation Logistics” from  Please check your spam folders and if you did not receive this, please reach out to as soon as possible. 

All Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024 graduates are invited to participate in the College of Information Studies Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21 at 4:00pm in the Xfinity Center. Registration is now closed and is required to attend the ceremony. For more information about the university-wide ceremony, or about individual college ceremonies, please visit the university’s Commencement page.

Can’t attend the INFO ceremony? We’ve got you covered! Live stream it here on May 21st at 4pm.

Apply to Graduate

The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 graduation is February 6, 2024. All graduating students must apply to graduate from the university by the deadline.

The university requires that students must be registered in the semester in which they intend to graduate and will have completed all requirements to graduate prior to the ceremony. For example, if you are not finishing coursework until Summer 2024, you will not be able to participate in the Spring 2024 ceremony. If you have questions, schedule an appointment with your advisor.


All university coursework requirements must be completed by the time of graduation. Your student account must be cleared with the university before your diploma will be mailed. This includes any outstanding Health Center charges, parking fines, library fines, tuition fees, etc.

Graduation Checklist
  • Apply for graduation. (The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 graduation is Feb 6, 2024.)
  • Settle your student financial account.
  • Meet all university and program requirements. If you have questions about this, schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Update your address and email address on Testudo
  • Purchase your regalia from the University Book Center
  • Get involved with the iSchool Alumni Association
INFO Commencement Registration Information

All INFO students planning to attend the Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony are required to complete the RSVP registration form. This form will be emailed from beginning in February 2024 to all eligible students from Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024. The deadline to complete the registration is April 9th, 2024.


At this time, tickets are not required for graduates or their guests for the College of Information Studies ceremony. If you plan on bringing a larger group of 20+, please coordinate with us at If you have questions about ticketing for the university-wide ceremony, please visit the university’s Commencement page.

Parking & Shuttles

With the exception of fire lanes and accessible parking locations, all campus parking is free on the days of commencement. If you need accessible parking, please contact the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) at or 301-314-PARK. The campus also provides free accessible shuttle buses for graduates and their guests.


Graduates will receive their diplomas through the mail roughly six weeks after commencement. Please note that diplomas will not be mailed out if a student has any incomplete or failing grades in courses required for their degree. Contact or 301-314-8270 for more information.


Full regalia must be worn at the University Commencement and can be purchased at the University Bookstore in the Stamp Student Union. All graduates participating in the iSchool commencement ceremony are strongly encouraged to wear full regalia, although it is not mandatory.

Graduates may purchase regalia packages at the University Book Center, or through the direct link:, either on your own schedule or as part of the Grad Fair, which will be held on March 5 & 6 from 10:30am to 5:30pm in the University Bookstore in Stamp. Graduating students who purchase regalia at the Grad Fair will receive a free Alumni T-shirt with regalia purchase (while supplies last).


If you as a graduate or someone in your party would like to request accessibility accommodations, please notify us at

Requests for Invitation Letters or International Visas

The University or the College of Information Studies will no longer issue invitation letters for guests to visit the U.S. to attend commencement ceremonies. These letters are not required by the embassy to issue a B2 visa, which is designated for tourist activities such as sightseeing, visiting friends and relatives, and obtaining medical treatment.

The graduating student should submit a copy of their I-20 or DS-2019 to the relative applying for the tourist visa. Students can also send an Enrollment Verification Certificate along with the copy of your passport. Enrollment Verification Certificate can be requested from the Office of the Registrar.

Protests, Demonstrations and Other Such Expressive Activities at Commencement

Freedom of thought and expression are the lifeblood of our academic community. Our values regarding free speech and an open marketplace of ideas can be found in our policy on expressive activities.

The University also recognizes that a healthy and thriving academic community depends on mutual respect and civility. Appropriate behavior, as described in our university policies, is an essential component of what we stand for as a university.

Commencement marks a celebratory occasion and the culmination of academic pursuits for thousands of Terrapins. We kindly ask that all in attendance stay focused and true to the purpose and spirit of today’s event.

Our policies do not allow for the obstruction, disruption, interruption, or attempt to force the cancellation of any university event, including commencement. If you wish to engage in protests, demonstrations or other such expressive activity, we ask that you abide by university policy and do so in the designated areas outside of the stadium. Failure to uphold a respectful atmosphere in accordance with our policies will result in being asked to leave, and potentially disciplinary or other such action.

Thank you for your shared commitment to observe and protect our principles of free expression.


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