Here are the most frequently asked questions before, during and after the commencement ceremony.
(closest to the Lyric)
80 W. Oliver St.
Maryland Avenue Garage
1111 Maryland Ave.
There are a limited number of disability parking spaces available directly outside of the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric and on Mount Royal Avenue. If you choose to park on these streets, please be aware that all cars must be moved from these areas before 4 p.m. Any car remaining after that time may be towed. In order to avoid timing issues and to reduce stress before and after the ceremony, it is recommended for guests with difficulty walking to be dropped off outside of the Lyric and the driver to continue over to the Fitzgerald Garage to park
Since final grades will not yet be submitted, current coursework cannot be considered when making the honors determination for the ceremony. Therefore, Latin honors are assigned using the student’s record from the previous semester. The final designation earned will be awarded based on the student’s entire record and will appear the official transcript and diploma. For more information about honors, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 410.837.4825.
Suma Cum Laude: 3.9 GPA and above
Magna Cum Laude: 3.75
Cum Laude: 3.5
Students do not receive their diploma at the commencement ceremony. It takes several weeks for final grades to be posted, accounts to be checked, etc. Diplomas will be mailed to students at the address listed on MyUB approximately 6-8 weeks after the ceremony.
Office of Records and Registration
Within a few weeks of graduation, you will receive information directly from the photography company that includes photo proofs and order information.
Andrew Foster Photography
From processional to recessional, the entire commencement ceremony is professionally recorded. On the video, each graduate will be shown as they commence into the theater and as they accept their diploma. Information will be sent to graduates on how to order this DVD, which will cost $20.
Additionally, the Office of Technology Services can provide a copy of a webcast in DVD format for a fee of $5 so long as you provide a DVD disc.
Don't forget to apply for the Alumni Bee Card, your official alumni identification that gives you: