The School of Medicine 2021 Virtual Graduation Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 20 at 1:00 pm ET. We will host a Zoom event for Class of 2021 students and select SOM invitees, which will be livestreamed to YouTube for families, friends, and the rest of the school community. The YouTube livestream will be available here (the stream will begin at 1:00 pm ET on 5/20).
This special occasion will include a keynote delivery from Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine, Vice Chair of the National Research Council, Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University, and the past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System. In addition to remarks from Dean E. Albert Reece and select faculty and students, as well as the reading of graduate names and a conferral of degrees, we are planning some special features to honor our students. We look forward to this celebration!
On Wednesday, May 19, we are hosting small private in-person hooding events for graduating students. Student participation in these events is optional. Due to COVID restrictions, we are unfortunately not able to invite family and friends to these events. Only the students and faculty assigned to each specific timeslot will be able to attend the event. UMB COVID safety protocols will be enforced. A photographer will be at the event to take photos of students as they are hooded, as well as individual student photos. These events are in addition to our Virtual Graduation Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 20 at 1:00 pm ET, which we look forward to celebrating with students, faculty, family, and friends!