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.
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.