Commencement

How to Celebrate!

1. Get your virtual swag, and then brag on yourself

Download digital photo frames, Facebook frames, Facebook and Twitter covers, GIFs, and printable signs. Add to the conversation and use #UMDSmithGrad on your social media. Enter the Graduation Cap Contest. And don’t forget to show yourself a little love by submitting your information to the Graduate Spotlight Shell-a-bration.

2. Plan your watch party

Start off by watching the Main Commencement Ceremony, which goes live at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 22. Then, watch the Smith School Commencement Ceremony, which will be available at 1:30 p.m.

3. Watch the virtual commencement ceremony

Gather your family and friends, get comfy, and watch commencement. The link will be available on this page and posted on Facebook and Twitter.

4. Get ready to party - virtually - with your classmates

The Master's Programs Office and the Undergraduate Program Office will host virtual celebrations for their graduates. Links to the respective celebrations will be posted here as they become available, and will begin after commencement. Family, friends and supporters are invited, too!

UNDERGRADUATE RECEPTION

MASTER'S RECEPTION

5. Look for your celebration package later this summer

We can’t wait to send you a little something to commemorate your graduation and your time at Smith! Look in the mail for two copies of your commencement program and your official Smith Alumni pin.


Virtual Celebration

You’ve worked long and hard to graduate from one of the top business schools in the country! Just because we aren’t able to pack the Xfinity Center with proud family and friends doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate all of the excellence you’ve achieved. Join in the celebration at home by watching the commencement ceremonies, decking out your social media profiles with our virtual swag and plastering your home in congratulatory signs! 

Virtual Swag 

Graduation Cap Contest

Get into the celebratory mood by decorating your mortarboard and entering our photo contest. The rules are as follows: 

  1. Be creative with your decorations, but steer clear of profanity or other inappropriate words and/or images. 
  2. Post a photo of your creation on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, and hashtag it #UMDSmithGrad. Then email your entry to smithevents@rhsmith.umd.edu along with your name, address and phone number. 

If you opted out of regalia this year, but would like to participate, check out this video on how to DIY a mortarboard.

Deadline: May 20, 2020 
Winners Announced: May 22, 2020

The top three winners will receive a package of Smith Swag. You must complete the steps above to be eligible to win. Questions? Email: smithevents@rhsmith.umd.edu.


2020 Digital Commencement Program

Program Brochure CoverAlthough you'll receive two printed copies later in the summer, you can still download your Commencement Program here to follow along with the ceremony at home (and to enjoy seeing your name in print!).

DOWNLOAD COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM


LOVE FOR GRADS


GRADUATE SCRAPBOOK 

Take a photographic journey down memory lane and revisit your favorite campus landmarks, classrooms, events, College Park classics, and of course, Van Munching Hall. 

CONTACT US

Office of Smith Programs & Events
4570 Van Munching Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
smithevents@rhsmith.umd.edu