Convocation Week Events
Tuesday, May 14
Wednesday, May 15
Graduation Barbecue (Universities at Shady Grove)
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 17
Please note that when you are photographed during the convocation and commencement ceremonies, your collar will be visible at the neck of your gown and your lower legs and shoes will be visible below the hem of your gown. Please dress appropriately to be photographed. Additionally, graduating students will be required to walk up and down numerous steps during the ceremonies. Please wear rubber-soled shoes to prevent slipping.
The two photography forms below are for students to print, complete, and mail to Northeast Photography:
We want to make every effort to accommodate students with special needs. Please contact Alice Dorr if you are not able to go up and down stairs or if you have other special needs.
All graduating students will be seated on the main floor of 1st Mariner Arena during the convocation ceremony. Pinners will be seated with their BSN or CNL students on the main floor as well. Family members and friends will be seated in the stands of the arena. To maintain safety during the ceremony, family and friends will not be permitted on the main arena floor. Students should select a location to reunite with their family and friends after the ceremony. Graduates will not be permitted to carry purses and bags, as there is not a secure place to store them. Students should leave their personal belongings with family or friends.
Parking and Directions
It is important for students and their family and friends to allow adequate time to drive to 1st Mariner Arena and to park. Late arrivals may be asked to wait for a pause in the ceremony before being seated. For information on driving to and parking at UMB click here »
Participating in the Convocation Ceremony
All graduates who wish to participate in the Convocation ceremony MUST complete a Convocation RSVP. An email with RSVP information will be sent to students' UMB email address. When arriving at 1st Mariner Arena, BSN and CNL graduates must check in with their designated pinner.
Questions regarding convocation should be directed to Lori Harris.
Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing