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Commencement

The culmination of your degree work is the Department of English Commencement.

To graduate from the University of Maryland Department of English, you must have completed all coursework requirements. Students should apply for graduation by the end of the schedule adjustment (add/drop) period for the semester in which they wish to graduate. You may apply for graduation through Testudo or in person at the Mitchell Building.

If you miss the application deadline, you will need to contact the College of Arts and Humanities for a Late Graduation Application.

If you will not have all degree requirements (for ARHU, General Education, the major, and the university) completed at the end of your graduating semester, you may not participate in the main university commencement ceremony.

However, you may request permission to participate in the English Department ceremony if you have 6 or fewer total credits remaining in order to graduate. Contact the English Advising Office for the required application.

Remember, though, you will not officially graduate (be awarded your diploma) until all of your requirements are completed and all outstanding obligations to the university have been met. Also, note that while degrees are issued in May, August and December, commencement ceremonies are only held in May and December. Students earning their degrees in August are automatically eligible to walk in the December ceremony. Students completing requirements during a winter term will earn their degrees the following May.

Upcoming Graduations

Fall 2020

Departments of English, Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, American Studies and Film Studies

No tickets are necessary, but all English and Film Studies graduates must RSVP by December 1, 2020, through a link that will be sent to you by email. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

Location: To Be Announced 

For more information about Fall 2020 Commencement. 

Spring 2021

Departments of English and Comparative Literature

No tickets are necessary, but all graduates must RSVP by May 1, 2021, through a link that will be sent to you by email.

Location: To Be Announced 

For more information about Spring 2021 Commencement.