COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland announced today that its Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony will take place in person at Maryland Stadium on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12 p.m. Spring 2022 graduates will be joined by Winter 2021 grads to mark a special day for the Terrapin community.
Author, illustrator and Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator, Jeff Kinney ’93, will join the university for its Spring 2022 ceremony. Since his time at the University, Kinney has found worldwide success as a cartoonist and best-selling children’s author, having sold more than 250 million copies around the world in 79 editions in 65 languages.
“Although the spring semester may have just begun, we are already looking forward to celebrating our graduates this spring,” said UMD President Darryll J. Pines. “We want to honor them amongst family, friends and peers and celebrate their resilience and achievement. We are happy to be planning an outdoor, in-person ceremony with health and safety top of mind.”
Additional information regarding the campuswide ceremony, tickets, regalia and safety measures, as well as the individual college and school ceremonies, will be added to commencement.umd.edu as it becomes available.