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UMSOM Graduation 2014


Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m. 

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Level 400 Ballroom

Platform party members and faculty should plan to arrive at the Convention Center no later than 9:00 a.m.  

On the day of UMSOM Graduation, you can reach a staff member of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the following number:

Keynote Speaker

Governor Martin O’Malley

Martin O'Malley

Martin O’Malley is serving the people of Maryland in his second term as Governor. Since 2007, his Administration has been delivering results for Maryland families by choosing to do the things that work to create jobs, expand opportunity, and make Maryland a safer, healthier place.

A former Governing Magazine “Public Official of the Year,” Governor O’Malley was re-elected in 2010. His 2013 legislative successes were described in a Baltimore Sun editorial as “without many parallels in recent Maryland history.” Governor O’Malley received his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his law degree from the University of Maryland. In 1986, while in law school, he was named by then-Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski as state field director for her successful primary and general election campaigns for the U.S. Senate. From 1987 to 1988 he served as a legislative fellow for Senator Mikulski, where he focused on obtaining federal funding for projects in Maryland. In 1988, O’Malley was appointed assistant state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore. He served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 1999, during which time he was chairman of the Legislative Investigations and Taxation and Finance Committees.

Governor O’Malley served two terms as Chair of the Democratic Governors Association. He currently serves as the organization’s Finance Chair. In addition, he serves as Co-Chair for the National Governors Association Special Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety. He was appointed to the nation’s first-ever Council of Governors by President Obama in 2010 and was named co-chair of the council in 2013.

Martin and his wife, Katie, a District Court judge, have two daughters, Grace and Tara, and two sons, William and Jack. They are members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Regalia for SOM Faculty Members

Facutly in Full Regalia
  • All faculty and speakers participating in the UMSOM Graduation ceremony are required to wear regalia.
  • Faculty members are permitted to wear their own personal Academic Doctoral regalia, if they so choose.
  • Faculty may also make arrangements to rent regalia for the UMSOM Graduation. 

For pricing and/or to place your order with the UMB bookstore, please download the order form.

Rental orders must be received by April 18, 2014. Orders for regalia rentals may be dropped off at the bookstore, faxed to (410) 706-0069 or emailed to

Faculty members wishing to purchase Academic Regalia should contact Renee Lutz, UMB Bookstore Manager, at (410) 328-7788 or   

If you have any questions regarding regalia, please contact the UMB bookstore at (410) 706-7788.

Transportation for SOM Faculty

Transportation will not be provided, as the hotel is walking distance from the School of Medicine. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.

UMB Commencement

The commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland, Baltimore will take place on May 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the First Mariner Arena. The keynote speaker is Wes Moore, MLItt. See the UMB Commencement website for more information.

UMSOM Graduation & Commencement Registration

Complete the online registration form to participate in the UMSOM Graduation and/or Commencement ceremonies. 


If you have any further questions, please email our office at

For more information on UMSOM Graduation activities, please visit Student Affairs' UMSOM Graduation website.