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Former Vice President Al Gore to Deliver Speech at UMD’s 2018 Spring Commencement


Katie Lawson , 301-405-4622


More than 7,500 University of Maryland students will receive their degrees at the spring 2018 commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

This year’s spring commencement will feature an address from former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore. University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh will also take the podium to congratulate the graduates and Michelle Sauer, graduating with a B.A. in English language and literature, and secondary education, will deliver the student remarks.


  • University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh
  • Former Vice President Al Gore
  • Student Commencement Speaker Michelle Sauer
  • Class of 2018 University of Maryland Graduates


Sunday, May 20, 2018

  • Processional – 12:20 p.m.
  • Ceremony – 1 p.m.

*Media check-in will begin at 11 am. Media should arrive by noon prior to the processional*


Xfinity Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Xfinity Center is located on Paint Branch Dr. near the intersection of Paint Branch Dr. and Route 193 (University Blvd.) Click here for directions.


To ensure parking and access to the commencement ceremony, media must RSVP by May 18 to Upon RSVP, further parking instructions will be provided.
Risers and a mult box will be available to media.


The ceremony will be streamed live on the University of Maryland’s YouTube channel:

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