UMD iSchool Graduation & Commencement

Congratulations on your impending graduation! Students must apply for graduation, please see the steps below.

Graduation Application & Checklist

Both graduate students and undergraduate students must apply for a diploma no later than the end of the Schedule Adjustment period at the beginning of the semester in which they wish to graduate. Applications can be processed online through the Registrar’s Office.

Graduate students can get more information regarding graduation requirements by going to Graduate Degree Clearance Services.

Commencement Information

Spring 2022:

  • Friday, May 20th, at Xfinity Center
  • College of Information Studies – 8am-10am
  • Graduates will receive communication from in the coming weeks regarding RSVPs and logistic information.
  • Past virtual graduates will also be invited to attend the Spring 2022 ceremony.
  • Download the program here.

Winter 2021:

  • iSchool Winter 2021 Commencement Ceremony has been postponed to Spring 2022 – for a combined ceremony that will celebrate all of the year’s graduates.
  • 2021 iSchool Winter Commencement Program
  • The College of Information Studies will host a small, virtual Winter 2021 on December 22, 2021, 12 PM on the College’s YouTube channel. Graduates will receive more details about this event in advance.
  • Please reach out to with questions or if you are a graduating student who did not receive RSVP information.

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.

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