graduation scene
Wednesday, December 19, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reckord Armory

Congratulations to the class of 2018!

The University of Maryland School of Public Health will hold its Fall 2018 graduation ceremony at the Reckord Armory on December 19 for undergraduate, masters and doctoral students who have successfully completed their degree requirements.

This event celebrates the students' academic accomplishments in addition to providing support and encouragement for their future paths. Dean Lushniak invites students and their guests to Ritchie Coliseum (across the street) immediately following the ceremony for light snacks, mingling with faculty and staff and photo opportunities.

Note: Walking in the commencement ceremony is a privilege reserved for students who are on track to completing ALL degree requirements by the end of the fall semester. You must be in your final courses for your degree this semester in order to walk. If you are finishing coursework over the winter, you will be invited to participate in the commencement ceremony in May.

Social media users: Please use #PublicHealthTerps and #UMDgrad to share commencement memories. Mention @UMDPublicHealth!

Keynote Speaker

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Student Speaker

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Student Arrival

Note: The Armory will have security checks at all entrances so please allow plenty of time to enter the facility.

Graduating students will report to the ground floor no later than 8:00am and check into their degree’s check-in table. To get to the ground floor, enter the doors on either side underneath the Armory’s main floor.

In order to participate in the ceremony, all students must be dressed in regalia (cap and gown). You can find the details on how to do this on the main commencement website at

Ticket Information

Tickets are not required for the SPH commencement ceremony.


Directions to the Reckord Armory

If you intend to join use for the reception, parking lot K behind Ritchie Coliseum is ideal. Parking Lot L will be reserved for ADA parking and ADA drop-offs. Otherwise, parking for you and your guests is available in any lot or parking garage on campus. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. See the parking map here. We recommend guests to utilize public transportation as much as possible to help reduce the amount of vehicle traffic on campus. This information is available on the University’s official Commencement website, Click here for an interactive map of campus.

Disability Services

Family, friends or other guests requiring special assistance or accommodations should enter the Reckord Armory through the West entrance, adjacent to the Main Administration Building. See the parking map attached to this email. This is the only ADA entrance to the building. Guests should see an Usher when they arrive for assistance on where the ADA seating is located. Please advise any guests requiring special assistance or accommodations to arrive early to make sure they have time to get seated before the ceremony begins.

Guests who need disability accommodations or have questions regarding the accommodations for the campus-wide ceremony may contact the Office of Special Events at or 301.405.4638.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact the Disability Support Service at 301.314.7209 or to make arrangements.

Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony

For all the details regarding this ceremony, visit

For More Information

Contact: Erin Caporellie

Contact Email: 

Contact Phone: 301-405-2357

Event Type: 
Student Events