Virtual Winter Commencement!

Watch the live program starting Dec. 19 at noon (eastern time).
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Dear Summer and Fall UMGC Graduates,

2020 Virtual Winter Commencement will premiere on Saturday, December 19, 2020, with a special live program beginning at noon eastern time and running for approximately 25 minutes. Other elements of virtual commencement may be viewed at your convenience, and the short program will be available for on-demand viewing if you miss the live broadcast. We will email you the access link in advance.

Virtual Commencement will feature a keynote address from Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, the conferral of degrees by UMGC Interim President Lawrence E. Leak, PhD, greetings from your student speaker, a performance of the Alma Mater by a fellow graduate, remarks from academic leadership, and video tributes from faculty and staff. Graduates' names will be read aloud and appear in a multimedia gallery.

Interested in having a virtual watch party during the live broadcast? Use platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or Microsoft Teams to celebrate with your family and friends. (Click here for some cool UMGC-themed virtual backgrounds!)

 Join the social media conversation about Virtual Commencement anytime using #UMGCGrad.

You and your guests may also add a post to our public message board at

No registration will be required, although you are welcome to purchase official UMGC graduation products (such as a class ring) at

We look forward to celebrating with you! Watch for more information in the coming months. Contact Commencement Services if you have any questions. We are available to help Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. eastern time. You may also contact us by email at


The Commencement Services Team