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Smith Commencement is May 22

May 02, 2017


Join the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Monday, May 22, 2017, as we celebrate the accomplishments of more than 1,000 business graduates at two commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies will take place at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Tickets are not required for the Smith School ceremonies but please note that tickets are required for the campus-wide ceremony on Sunday, May 21.

The Smith School commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at

Smith School Graduate Ceremony
Monday, May 22, 2017, 9 a.m., Xfinity Center

Smith School Undergraduate Ceremony
Monday, May 22, 2017, 12 p.m., Xfinity Center

University of Maryland alumnus Richard Dickson is the keynote speaker. He serves as Mattel's President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of Mattel’s iconic portfolio of global consumer brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, Monster High and Thomas & Friends, as well as Toy Box, Mattel’s hub of toy innovation and invention.

The following students will speak at commencement: Kelly Cosgriff (undergraduate double major in finance and economics), Kevin Hannigan (full-time MBA), Aisha Hasan (part-time MBA), and Luye Yang (MS in marketing analytics).

Join the conversation online at #SmithGrad – Twitter: @SmithSchool – Instagram: @UMDSmithSchool.

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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