University of Maryland University College held commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. More than 9,000 people from all fifty states and 17 countries earned degrees, with a total of more than 3,200 graduates attending three ceremonies over the weekend. Graduates were inspired by keynote speakers and student speakers and enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in front of family and friends.
University of Maryland University College hosted for the first time a doctoral commencement on Friday, May 16, at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. In accordance with long-standing academic tradition, each doctoral candidate was hooded by their dissertation advisor during the special ceremony in Adelphi.
Prior to commencement over the weekend, more than 1,000 new UMUC graduates and their families gathered for a reception at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday evening, May 16. Many were meeting their fellow graduates and faculty in-person for the first time after completing their coursework online.
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ADELPHI, Md. (May 18, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., May 17 and 18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 attended the three ceremonies.
Just before their graduation ceremony, about 50 MBA students lined up to affix their signatures to an oath that pledged that they would conduct their work with integrity by making ethical and moral decisions.
9,461 earn degrees stateside; More than 3,100 to attend three ceremonies at Comcast Center
ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrates its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park on May 17-18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 will attend the three ceremonies.
The six University of Maryland University College doctoral candidates who presented their dissertation work in a recent poster session at Adelphi, were engaging in a time-honored rite of passage for students earning degrees from research-based institutions that place a premium on scholarship.
As Lauren Bentley walked across the stage on Saturday, May 4, at UMUC Europe’s commencement ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany, each step brought full-circle the inspiring legacy of her great-grandfather—the very first UMUC Europe graduate.
“On this day, you don’t need role models. Today, YOU are the role models,” proclaimed University of Maryland University College Provost Marie Cini to the 3,200 graduates who attended UMUC’s morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park on Saturday, May 11.