Specialty Masters Graduation

The date for the Smith School Commencement Ceremony has not yet been confirmed, but is expected to take place sometime between Thursday, May 20th and Saturday, May 22nd. This page will be updated as soon as a date is confirmed. Information, including instructions for graduating students and guests, will be posted at go.umd.edu/SmithCommencement. The website will be updated with Spring 2021 information soon.

The Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony is currently scheduled to take place on Friday, May 21st, 2021, time TBD. Students should visit www.commencement.umd.edu for more information about the University of Maryland campus-wide commencement ceremony as it becomes available.


Degrees will be posted to the student's record 2-4 weeks after the end of the semester.

Diplomas are typically mailed approximately 6 weeks after degrees are noted on student transcripts. However, diplomas will not be sent if a student has an outstanding financial obligation to the University (parking tickets, overdue books, or unpaid tuition bills). Student diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address listed in the University system. For permanent address changes, students should update their address through the Registrar

Contact the Diploma Office (301-314-8270) for questions regarding a diploma not received 6 weeks following the semester’s completion, or if you must change the address of where your diploma should be mailed.

Spring 2021 - Specialty Masters Graduation Application

Please review Account Information from Smith IT for information about technology services after graduation.