UMUC Holds First-Ever Winter Commencement Saturday, Dec. 16

Sen. Chris Van Hollen and 2016 Miss USA Shauna Barber (’15) to Deliver Keynote Addresses 

Ceremonies Will Be Available Live Via Webcasts

ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 5, 2017)—University of Maryland University College will hold its first-ever winter commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, Dec. 16.  Approximately 1,200 students are scheduled to graduate during two ceremonies held that day.

UMUC Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16:

9 a.m., Xfinity Center, College Park

  • Keynote speaker: Deshauna Barber, UMUC alumna, captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and Miss USA 2016.

3:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, College Park

  • Keynote speaker: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

The two ceremonies will be available for viewing live via webcasts. To access the webcasts visit

UMUC also holds stateside commencement ceremonies in May, as well as ceremonies for military personnel and their dependents at installations around the world (Tokyo, Okinawa, South Korea, Europe, and Guam). This is the first time that UMUC will hold a winter commencement anywhere in the world.

Check out messages, photos and stories from UMUC graduates on Facebook and follow the conversation on Twitter using #UMUCGrad.

For information about UMUC commencement, please visit


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