UB Undergraduate, Graduate Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 24
April 24, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
The University of Baltimore will host commencement ceremonies for its graduate and undergraduate classes from the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, May 24 in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, adjacent to the UB campus.
NOTE: A live webcast will begin shortly before each of the two ceremonies. It will be available here. Viewers will not need to sign in; the streams will appear on the page as soon as they go live just a few minutes before each ceremony.
For the graduate ceremony, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the speaker will be Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Alsop will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from UB. For the undergraduate ceremony, taking place at 2 p.m. that same day, the speaker will be Catherine Pugh, mayor of the City of Baltimore.
At both ceremonies, UB President Kurt L. Schmoke will offer greetings to the graduating students and their guests, and also lead in the conferring of all degrees. At both the undergraduate ceremony and graduate ceremonies, Schmoke will be joined by James Brady, representative of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, and Stuart Goldberg, B.A. '70, J.D. '74, president of the University of Baltimore Alumni Association and chair of the University of Baltimore Foundation’s Alumni Committee, in welcoming the audience to the events. UB Provost Darlene Smith, B.S. '78, MBA '80, will conduct the ceremonial turning of the tassels.
Student Sophia Connell will offer remarks at the undergraduate ceremony as the official Class of 2017 representative. Shilesha Bamberg will serve in the same role as the Class of 2017 representative at the graduate ceremony.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.