Class of 2019, congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Join us in celebrating your accomplishments by participating in the University’s commencement ceremony that will be held on Friday, May 24th at 1 p.m., and the Department of Sociology's commencement ceremony that will be held on Thursday, May 23rd at 12:30 p.m. in the  Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Dekelboum Concert Hall.


Tickets are not required for the Sociology Commencement Ceremony.


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  • The University Book Center is the official supplier of commencement regalia for the university, with Oak Hall as the official provider. Cap and gown packages can be purchased at The University Book Center, located in the Stamp Student Union.

Graduation Fair at University Book Center
Graduates may purchase regalia packages at the University Book Center’s Grad Fair on March 5th from 10am-6pm. The undergraduate package will cost $137.98 and the graduate degree package will cost $145.98. If regalia is purchased after the Grad Fair, pricing will be $147.98 for undergraduate packages and $155.98 for graduate packages.


The University of Maryland is glad to assist with special services needed for commencement. Outside of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, there will be several volunteers to assist you in proper parking. Please park in the Stadium Drive Garage adjacent to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. No parking pass is required to enter or park in the garage. Disability parking is located on the first floor of the Stadium Drive Garage. This is also the preferred level to park for those who have difficulty walking. From the garage, proceed to main entrance of Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, which is directly across from the garage.


Once inside the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, staff will direct wheelchair guests to their seating area on the first level of Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. There will be chairs for one guest to accompany the guest in the wheelchair. Other guests in the party may be seated directly adjacent to the wheelchair seating. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers to direct you to proper seating with a view of your graduate.


If you have difficulty walking long distances, you may wish to make arrangements to bring your own wheelchair for the day. The University cannot provide wheelchairs.


A sign language interpreter can be provided pending a request. Please contact the Undergraduate Office at ndeloat [at] or 301-405-6389 if you require a sign language interpreter.



We understand that the University of Maryland is a large campus and traveling by foot or wheelchair can be difficult. By using the map below you can plan your trips in advance to avoid getting lost.


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For emergencies please dial 301-405-3333 for the College Park Police. Calling 911 from your cell phone will require rerouting of your call.

For non-emergencies please call the College Park Police at 301-405-3555.


In the case of inclement weather please refer to our emergency preparedness site for instructions and event cancellations: