March 24, 2021

Dear Graduates,

Preliminary information for the Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 has been determined.

As the president shared in his March 5th email, the respective celebrations will take place on Friday, May 21, 2021, for the Class of 2021 and Saturday, May 22, 2021, for the Class of 2020. Please note that we will be adhering to all state and national public health guidance for physical distancing, face coverings, and other measures due to the continuing pandemic.

We are planning for an outdoor celebration, with lessened faculty and staff participation. Graduates will be permitted to attend with a maximum of two guests. Both ceremonies will also be available online so that you may celebrate from home, and diplomas will be mailed over the summer.

To properly prepare for this special event, please RSVP by April 16 if you plan to attend in-person. The link to RSVP has been emailed to graduates.

Regular updates will be sent with details as they are finalized. In the meantime, questions may be directed to Angie McDonald at or submitted with the form below.

We look forward to celebrating with you!



Deadline to RSVP for either ceremony is April 16 via this link.

Date & Time

Class of 2021 Commencement: Friday, May 21, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

Class of 2020 Commencement: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

The ceremonies will be approximately 2.5 hours.


To purchase regalia and other graduation materials:

Click on “Caps and Gowns” and follow the prompts to select your graduating class & degree.

If you are planning on attending the Commencement ceremony, you must order regalia. All regalia is being shipped directly to graduates, there will be no “Store Pick Up” option this year.

Unlike previous years, the graduation hoods will be included in the shipment of regalia.

Please remember to bring all items with you to commencement, there will be no spare regalia at the ceremony.

For any questions concerning regalia, please contact

Deadline to order is April 22.


Download the Campus Clear app prior to arrival and fill out the symptom checker the day of the ceremony. Each graduate and guest must be prepared to show their own individual results to Campus Safety at the Gatehouse.


Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. to accommodate the RSVP and Campus Clear checks at the Gatehouse.

Enter through the main campus gate at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, 21204.

Stop at the gatehouse and show the following to campus security:

  • Graduates and guests will provide their names to security to be checked against the RSVP list. Only those graduates and guests whose names are on the list will be admitted.
  • Each graduate and guest must show their individual Campus Clear screening results on their phone to security. Only those with a “You are Good to Go!” result will be admitted.
  • Graduates will go directly to Rosenberg Gallery in Kraushaar to be given specific instructions and be lined up for the processional.
  • Directions for guests will be provided in subsequent updates.

Graduates should arrive robed and be in Rosenberg Gallery in the Dorsey College Center by 9:15 a.m. to line up for the processional.


Parking is in the Dorsey Lot. Once through the gate, turn at the second left.


Winslow Great Lawn, between #2, The Athenaeum, and #14, Katharine and Jane Welsh Hall, on the Campus Map (PDF).

As Commencement plans are finalized, regular announcements will be emailed and posted on this page.

Have a question?