President Javier Miyares


The doctoral commencement will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at University of Maryland Global Campus. Get directions and all the details on the doctoral commencement information page.

Xfinity Center

The Xfinity Center is located at 8500 Paint Branch Drive, College Park, MD 20742, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. View it on Google Maps and get directions.


Graduates and guests can park in several large lots near the Xfinity Center. To accommodate those who have difficulty walking, we'll operate shuttles to the arena from the parking lots.

Graduates can request special-needs parking accommodations for themselves and their guests during the RSVP process. Parking spaces will be reserved in the Terrapin Trail Garage adjacent to the Xfinity Center for holders of government-issued disabled parking plates and placards, along with anyone granted a special parking accommodation. (We will mail parking passes to the graduate only.)


You should anticipate heavy traffic around the Xfinity Center, and we encourage you to carpool. We expect about 1,200 graduates and 12,000 guests to attend each ceremony.

Air and Ground Transit

Three international airports serve the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area:

Union Station, in northeast Washington, D.C., is the closest train station to the Xfinity Center.

The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority operates the regional mass transit system, which includes Metrorail and Metrobus.

The Xfinity Center is located in Prince George's County, Maryland. Silver Cab Taxi serves the entire county and can be reached at 301-577-2000. You can also reserve a cab at