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University of Maryland to Host Spring 2023 Commencement


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COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland will host its 2023 spring commencement ceremony on Monday, May 22, 2023, at SECU Stadium to celebrate the academic accomplishments of the Spring 2023 graduates and Summer and Winter 2022 graduates. The spring ceremony recognizes a group of graduates who have earned more than 11,000 bachelor’s degrees, 3,000 master’s degrees and 600 doctoral degrees from schools, colleges and programs across the university.

Television Journalist Gayle King ‘76 will deliver the commencement address for the spring ceremony. Graduates and guests will also hear remarks from this year’s student speaker Colette Smith.


  • University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines

  • Senior Vice President and Provost Jennifer King Rice

  • Gayle King ‘76, Television Journalist

  • Colette Smith, Student Speaker

  • Spring 2023, Summer 2022 and Winter 2022 University of Maryland Graduates


Monday, May 23, 2023

  • Doors open – 5:30 p.m.

  • Media must arrive at the stadium no later than 6:00 p.m.

  • Processional - 6:20 p.m.

  • Ceremony - 7 p.m.


SECU Stadium

90 Stadium Dr,

College Park, MD 20742

Click here for directions.


To ensure access to the commencement ceremony, media must RSVP by Friday, May 19 to


Media must park in lots 1 or Z and enter through Gate H at SECU Stadium to obtain their press pass, which will allow media access to the designated media area in the stands. Credentials are required. Press passes will be given to media who RSVP by the deadline noted above.


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


Follow the conversation on social media and join in using #UMDGrad.

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The University of Maryland (UMD) is the state's flagship university and a leading public research institution, propelled by a $1.3 billion joint research enterprise. Located four miles from Washington, D.C., the university is dedicated to addressing the grand challenges of our time and is the nation's first Do Good campus. It is driven by a diverse and proudly inclusive community of more than 50,000 fearless Terrapins. UMD is a top producer of Fulbright scholars and offers an unparalleled student experience with more than 300 academic programs, 25 living-learning programs and 400 study abroad programs. Spurred by a culture of innovation and creativity, UMD faculty are global leaders in their field and include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and members of the national academies. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit


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