Graduation Day

Faculty & Staff at Graduation

Arrival Time

If you are participating in the Smith School Commencement (i.e. platform party) please report to the Xfinity Center no later than one hour prior to the ceremony. There will be signage directing you to the Media Room.

Platform Party Room Location

The platform party should arrive at the Media Room one hour prior to the ceremony to prepare for commencement. There will be signage directing you to the Media Room.

Smith School Commencement Marshals

The Smith School’s undergraduate ceremony is on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. (the graduate ceremony is at 5:30 p.m.) at the Xfinity Center.  All marshals should report one hour prior to each ceremony for the student lineup. The procession from the gym to the arena will begin approximately 20 minutes prior to the ceremony. The robing room is in the Media Room. This room will also serve as the platform party’s meeting area.

For those participating in the Campus Ceremony, it will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. (procession of graduates will begin at 9:20 a.m.) in the Xfinity Center.

UM Main Ceremony Commencement

If you are participating in the UM Main Commencement Ceremony please review the University’s Commencement site at


Please park in the Terrapin Trail Garage adjacent to the Xfinity Center. No parking pass is required to enter the garage. There will be parking attendants to assist you with parking if needed.