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Find information about commencement and discover some of our past commencement speakers. 

For May 2021, plans are underway to deliver a campus-wide celebration and individual school/college ceremonies and details will be shared on the University's commencement website

2019 Commencement

The Department of Communication wishes all of our graduates the best.

Past Commencement Speakers

  • The Honorable Anthony Brown, Lt. Governor of Maryland
  • Tiffany Boykin, J.D., Dean, Student Engagement, Anne Arundel Community College
  • Steven Drake, Steven Drake Associates, L.L.C. (speech)
  • The Honorable Donna Edwards, U.S. Representative, MD-4
  • Evan Glass, At-Large Member, Montgomery County Council (2018 Winter Commencement Video)
  • Cary Hatch, CEO, MDB Communications
  • Lindsay F. Hayes, Redpath Writing
  • Barbara Jacoby, Senior Consultant, Do Good Institute (video of commencement ceremony)
  • William “Brit” Kirwan, chancellor, University of Maryland system
  • David Maraniss, author and journalist
  • Charles Moose, Chief of Police, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Major General Mark Rosenker, Director of the White House Military Office
  • Ambassador Dennis Ross
  • Roy Schwartz, Co-Founder, Axios (video of the commencement ceremonies)
  • Andrew J. Sherman, Partner, Jones Day (speech)
  • Chad Steele, Vice President of Public Relations, Baltimore Ravens
  • The Honorable Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Lt. Governor of Maryland
  • Joshua Wood, J.D., Loyola University School of Law
  • Dale Timothy White, Reporter, Anchor and Producer (speech)

Main Campus Ceremony

For information on the main campus ceremony, please see the University’s commencement website