Nursing Convocation and Reception

The University of Maryland Global Campus nursing convocation will celebrate those students who have earned the UMGC Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the 2019–2020 academic year through the presentation of the traditional nursing lapel pin.

This special event is not a commencement; degrees are not conferred. Attendees will be individually recognized on stage and presented with a custom-designed UMGC nursing stole and lapel pin which may be worn to commencement later that week.

A professional photographer will be on hand to capture students' special moments on stage.

A reception will follow the pinning ceremony.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
5–8 p.m.
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center


BSN graduates from the summer and fall of the previous year, along with students who are candidates for the spring 2020 term, are eligible to participate in this event. Eligible students will be invited via email to RSVP for the convocation using our online registration system; we expect to open registration in March.

Please note that students who have registered to attend the May commencement must still RSVP separately to attend this event.

For additional information about the ceremony or RSVP process, contact Commencement Services at


Entrance tickets are required for guests (but not for the BSN graduates). Each student may claim up to 5 guest tickets.

Tickets are complimentary and may be claimed by each graduate after completing the convocation RSVP process online. Graduates will then distribute tickets to their respective guests via email.


Dress for students participating in this event is business professional. No regalia is required.

Guests are encouraged to wear appropriate attire; business casual is recommended.


Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. No permits are required.

Disability parking is available in marked spaces (with the appropriate government-issued hangtag or license plates) inside of the garage.


The nursing program director will select the nursing convocation student speaker. Contact if you have questions.