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UMSOM Graduation

See the Facebook Gallery from
last year's ceremony.

The Hippodrome Theatre

The ceremony will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on May 17, 2018, at the Hippodrome Baltimore located at 12 N. Eutaw St. Baltimore, MD 21201. Students should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to lineup with their class. Our procession will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., so it is important for students to be in line and in their appropriate order. Our ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. promptly, with a lunch reception immediately following the ceremony.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

Regalia and Graduation Accessories

Any student who wishes to participate in the Commencement Ceremony will be required to wear a cap and gown. Any student who did not order their regalia at the Grad Fair will be able to order online by visiting the Oak Hall website. You may purchase other graduation accessories online by visiting Herff JonesThe deadline to order regalia for home delivery is May 3, 2018 and the deadline for school delivery is April 9, 2018.

Applying for a Diploma

MAY (SPRING) GRADUATES: Deadline to file an Application for Diploma is February 4, 2018. Filing an Application for Diploma is mandatory and can be submitted online through SURFS (instructions are sent to all students via their campus e-mail account). If you have missed the deadline or have any questions please contact the Office of Student Affairs. 


There are a number of affordable garages located all throughout downtown Baltimore. Your families may opt to park at one of the campus parking facilities. The closet garage to the venue is the Baltimore Grand Garage (5 N. Paca Street). The garage has access from Fayette Street from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the Paca Street entrance is available 24 hours. For rates, please visit the Parking and Transportation Services website. 

Handicap Accommodations

The venue will be wheelchair accessible and handicapped seating will be available. If you need any other accommodations, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. Students will have at least (TBD) tickets each. They will be available in late March/early April. Graduates will need a ticket for themselves. There will be a wait-list for those who need extra tickets which will begin in March/April.


Grad Images will be providing photography services. Every graduate will receive emailed proofs and printed proofs by mail with no obligation to buy. The packages start at $5.

School of Medicine Faculty

Faculty will be able to go to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development website to sign up to attend the School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony, order regalia, and get detailed information on your arrival time and where you should report at a later date.

The Campus-Wide Convocation will be May 18, 2018.

Other Information

The SOM and affiliated groups and organizations host a number of events throughout each academic year. Students and/or their families may be asked to incur costs related to additional guests, dietary preferences or restrictions, or other special non-ADA accommodations at these and other events.