Graduation & Commencement

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Graduation & Commencement

Please join us as we celebrate the iSchool Spring 2020 graduating class!  The virtual ceremony will include remarks from Dean Keith Marzullo, our Undergraduate speaker- Ebonie Gadson, our Graduate speaker- Karina Kletscher, messages from our faculty and staff, as well as a photo montage of your time at the iSchool and UMD.  

iSchool Commencement Details

Links to our various celebrations will go live Friday, May 22nd at 1:30PM.

Our virtual Celebration will include:

Virtual Commencement Video- WATCH LIVE May 22, 2020 at approximately 1:30PM.  LINK AVAILABLE HERE AT 1:30PM

Name Reading and conferring of degrees- WATCH LIVE May 22, 2020 at approximately 2:00PM

Program Name Reading Link
Doctoral Students PHD Link
Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM) HCIM Link
Master of Information Management (MIM) MIM Link
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) MLIS Link
Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)- College Park BSIS CP Link
Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS)- Shady Grove BSIS SG Link

Spring Commencement Program

Commencement Program

Celebrate Through Social Media

Add a celebratory frame to your Facebook profile picture. Make sure to use our official hashtag #iSchoolUMDGrad2020

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University-Wide Commencement Information

The University-wide commencement ceremony will take place Friday, May 22nd at 1pm.  You can stream the ceremony live on, YouTube, and Facebook

If you have any questions, please contact

Congratulations, Class of 2020.  We are so proud of you and we look forward to celebrating with you, the Class of 2020, your family, friends, and community on Friday! 

A Letter to our Spring 2020 Graduates

Hello Spring 2020 Graduates!

By now you should have received President Loh's message regarding University-wide Commencement plans.  We have been working with the University closely to ensure that your college-specific iSchool Commencement is special as well.  We know that this is an incredibly important milestone and would like to thank the more than 150 of you who completed our earlier survey and helped inform our iSchool Commencement plans.  

The iSchool will be working on a 5 pronged approach for iSchool specific Commencement:

1. Virtual Commencement- May 22, 2020, directly following University-wide Commencement 

We will be working alongside the University to create a virtual ceremony that includes crowdsourced material.  This virtual ceremony will be streamed following the University-wide Commencement at approximately 1:30 pm on 5/22 (exact time will be announced soon).  We will also host a reading of names beginning at 2:00 pm on 5/22 for you and your families to watch. 

2. Participation in future In-Person Commencement

We invite ALL Spring 2020 graduates to participate in December Commencement OR ANY future Spring/Winter commencement.  We recognize that traveling back to UMD may be difficult for some, so we have chosen to extend the option of walking to when you and your family are able to join us.  We also recognize the reality that December Graduation may be moved to a virtual platform as well, depending on the future decisions of state officials on the holding of large gatherings.  

3. Social Media Campaign

Throughout the remainder of the semester, the university is asking graduates to share photos, videos, memories, and messages of hope with fellow Terps using the hashtag #UMDgrad. We ask that you also share these with us at the iSchool using BOTH  #UMDgrad and #iSchoolUMDgrad2020 . We will be creating special filters and social campaigns as graduation draw nearer and will share those with you. 

4. Recognition and Invitation at Future Events

We will be working with the Development Officers to plan special events when it is safe to gather again.  More details will be coming at a later date, but currently include special Homecoming activities, a picnic with faculty, and other opportunities to gather and celebrate with the iSchool community and fellow graduates.  

5. Special Mailing

We will also be sending you a small token to recognize you as soon-to-be iSchool alumni.  We will be sending out a survey in June to collect your current address so please be on the look-out for that email from  We plan to have a quick turnaround for that survey and the mailings.     

Commencement Information

For the University of Maryland Commencement, please follow this link


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.