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Here are the most frequently asked questions before, during and after the commencement ceremony.
Do I have to apply to graduate?
Is there a dress code for graduates?
Most graduates dress in business casual attire. Business casual dress includes slacks or business dress pants, khakis, chinos, knee-length skirts, button-down shirts, sweaters, blouses, polo shirts, knee-length or maxi dresses, cardigans, blazers, or sports coats. Please take into consideration both the weather and comfort, because you will be wearing your robe for several hours.
- Undergraduate students should have a black robe, optional stole, black cap, and tassel.
- Graduate students should have a black robe, black cap, tassel and a hood that corresponds with the appropriate program.
How can I purchase my cap and gown or get assistance with obtaining regalia?
Can I appeal to participate in a different ceremony?
Students scheduled to graduate during the current semester who wish to delay or defer commencement exercises must have an academic reason to do so and must follow the Commencement Appeals Process. Please review the Commencement Appeals form and complete it to be considered for an appeal. The form includes deadlines for the current appeal period.
Are undergraduate Latin honors recognized during commencement?
Since final grades will not yet be submitted, current coursework cannot be considered when making the honors determination for the ceremony. Therefore, undergraduate 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. Students awarded honors have the appropriate GPA and at least 48 credits earned at the University of Baltimore. For more information about honors, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 410.837.4825. Note: Latin honors are awarded to undergraduate students only, graduate students do not receive Latin honors.
Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 GPA and above
Magna Cum Laude: 3.75
Cum Laude: 3.5
When will I receive my diploma?
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 6-12 weeks after degrees are awarded.
The name on your diploma will be the name that is listed as your PRIMARY name in the student ID account. If your name has changed, please review the name change process here to officially change your name on campus.
If you would like to request a duplicate diploma, please order here.
Office of Records and Registration
How do I apply for an Alumni Bee Card?
Don't forget to apply for the Alumni Bee Card, your official alumni identification that gives you:
- access to use the library and recreation center(additional fees and rates may apply)
- a discount at Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore
- a discount at participating local restaurants.
What if I have other questions?
We are here to make this process as seamless and easy as possible for you. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to e-mail the Rosenberg Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion at email@example.com or call 410.837.5417.*
*It is important to note that graduation and commencement involve the work of several offices. Therefore, if you have questions please consider reviewing the Whom to Contact List to help clarify the best office or organization to contact.