Fall 2020 Commencement
December 18, 2020

Congratulations 2020 graduates!

The university celebrated the accomplishments of our graduates in a virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, December 20.

The main ceremony can be viewed at commencement.umd.edu as well as the UMD Facebook and YouTube channels.

Watch the School of Public Health ceremony and read a note from Dean Boris Lushniak here

View the SPH Commencement program »

View a gallery of photos from our 2020 graduates »

Graduates are encouraged to share their photos and memories on social media using #UMDgrad. SPH graduates should also use #publichealthTerps and tag @UMDPublicHealth. See Public Health Terps' photos and reflections and join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram

The School of Public Health virtual commencement ceremony features remarks from Dean Boris Lushniak, messages from graduating students and the names of every graduate, and a keynote address by alumnus Christopher King PhD '13.

Our Keynote Speaker 

Christopher J. King, PhD '13, FACHE
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems Administration
Georgetown University

Dr. Christopher King earned his PhD in Health Services from the University of Maryland in 2013 and is currently associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Studies. 

A former MedStar Health executive with a focus on public health and social justice, Dr. King also directs Georgetown's Master of Science in Health Systems Administration Program and is an adjunct professor for his alma mater - the Department of Health Policy and Management in the UMD School of Public Health.

Dr. King, who joined the Georgetown faculty in 2015, is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on Washington, D.C.’s Commission on Health Equity. 

Closed captioning will be provided for both the main and individual ceremonies.