Graduation Day

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

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.

UM Main Ceremony Commencement

If you are participating in the UMD 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.