Commencement Schedule at a Glance


  • Commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a solemn and formal academic occasion that is a time honored history in academia. Below is our commencement schedule at a glance:


    Summer 2019 Commencement Schedule at a glance:

    7:30 a.m.            Graduates begin to arrive at Student Services Center (SSC) Ballroom

    8:00 a.m.            Doors open to the general public

    8:30 a.m.            Gospel Choir prelude; faculty and special guest begin to arrive to robe

    9:15 a.m.            UMES Wind Ensemble prelude

    9:30 a.m.            Line up; candidates, faculty, platform participants and special guest

    9:45 a.m.            Performing Arts Center doors close. Guests will be redirected to the Student Services Center Theater once the doors close

    10:00 a.m.          Commencement begins with the procession moving into the arena to the platform