The University of Maryland is expecting record attendance at this year’s Spring Main Commencement Ceremony--we're expecting great weather and we have a terrific Commencement Speaker, baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. As in all previous years, the event is ticketed, but seating at Sunday’s ceremony is first-come, first-served.
In the event that seating capacity is reached inside the Comcast Center, family and friends will be directed to the The Pavilion, which is located on the lower level inside the Comcast Center, where they may view the live ceremony and easily meet up with their graduate following the recessional.
The Commencement ceremony can also be viewed online on the UMD homepage (www.umd.edu), as well as the Commencement website (www.commencement.umd.edu).
Due to previously planned track work on Metro’s Green Line, the College Park Metro Station is scheduled to be closed this weekend, beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will provide free continuous bus service to the College Park Station from all closed stations, which include Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza, and West Hyattsville, which will remain open this weekend.
The University will continue its regular UM Shuttle service between the College Park Metro Station and campus all weekend. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time if you plan to use Metro to attend one of the many events taking place this weekend.