Day of Guest Instructions
- The ceremony will last approximately two hours. Doors of the Lyric will open approximately an hour prior to the ceremony.
- The webcast for commencement will be available via this website approximately a half hour prior to the ceremony.
- We will be recording the ceremony. The video will be available to be viewed through the graduation website at www.ubalt.edu/graduation a few days after the ceremony.
- Parking will be available at the Fitzgerald and Maryland Ave. garages for $7. No special parking passes are needed. Guest will be asked to pay as they enter the garage. Shuttles will be available from the Maryland Ave. garage. Street parking is available, but do take note of parking regulations, including time restrictions. Cars may be towed if you or your guest do not follow posted regulations.
- Please remember that all guests MUST have a ticket to enter the Lyric or the Livestream broadcast in the Law Center Moot Court Room on the day of the ceremony. This includes children and infants of all ages. The ushers will not allow anyone into the building without a ticket – this includes children and infants of all ages.
- Guests who have received overflow tickets should proceed directly to their overflow room location.
- Guests are not allowed to leave their seats, approach the stage, or obstruct the views of other guests to take photos or video during the graduation ceremony. After the ceremony, photography will be allowed outside.
- No guest or Graduate will be permitted reentry after passing through the security check and entering the venue. To prevent difficulty please make sure you have everything you need with you, prior to entering the venue.
- Please make sure to review the prohibited items list below and plan appropriately.
cigarettes, vapes, and flame or smoke producing item
alcohol, food or beverages
containers, coolers, flasks or baskets
animals (with the exception of service animals)
any other noise amplification device
signage of any kind
bags/purses larger than 22"x12"x8"
weapons (common examples include, but are not limited to aerosol cans, mace. pepper spray, firearms, including CCW permit holders, pocket knives, knives, spiked bracelets, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, stun guns and chains)
bikes, hoverboards, roller blades or scooters
Some final reminders:
- To prevent confusion, graduates and their guests should determine in advance a place to meet after the ceremony.
- Turn off cell phones or have them in airplane mode. Please refrain from checking cell phones during the ceremony.
- Note to all students, their families and guests: Please know that every effort is made to ensure that names are pronounced properly at commencement. Students who have names that may be difficult to pronounce are offered an opportunity to spell their name phonetically for the readers and are also able to share the proper pronunciation just prior to the announcement being made.