MBA Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of 2024

All August, December, and May graduates will be celebrated together at commencement ceremonies held each May. All students who completed or will complete their degree in August 2023, December 2023, or May 2024 will receive communication from the Masters Programs Office team about the May 2024 commencement ceremonies. Review the graphic at the bottom of this page for the differences between commencement and graduation. 

Graduation Application

Spring 2024 - Masters of Business Administration (MBA) including MBA/MS and other joint degrees


Smith School Commencement Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Location: XFINITY Center, College Park, MD

Additional Information when available:


Campus-Wide Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Information about the University of Maryland campus-wide commencement ceremony can be found here when available: During the campus-wide ceremony, students will not have their name read and will not walk across the stage.



Graduation regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremonies. The University Book Center at Stamp Student Union will host a Graduation Fair on March 5 and 6, from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Regalia is also available for purchase online with direct shipment to students; deadline to order is April 17. More information is available at:


Diploma Information

Degrees will be posted to the student's record 4-6 weeks after the end of the semester.

Diplomas are 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.

If you would like to check on the status of your diploma, please go to and click on "Graduation Application & Diploma Status". Contact the Diploma Office (301-314-8270) for questions regarding a diploma not received 12 weeks following the semester’s completion, or for a change of diploma mailing address.


Smith IT Changes after Graduation

Information about technology services after graduation:


Commencement and Graduation Differences