Commencement

Congratulations, graduates! Here you will find everything you need to know about Commencement.

 

Graduating from college is a major milestone and commencement day is a time when graduates, their family, guests, and the campus community celebrate years of hard work and perseverance.

Commencement ceremonies occur twice a year and students are invited to participate in the college ceremony in which their degree program falls. Six ceremonies are held at the end of the spring semester and three ceremonies are held at the end of the fall semester (two colleges are combined for each ceremony in December). All ceremonies take place in the SECU Arena.

As a reminder, only students who complete all degree requirements may participate in the commencement ceremonies. Review the Ceremony Eligibility policy page for additional information. 

Commencement Live Stream

A live stream of all commencement ceremonies can be found on this page. More details will be posted closer to the date of the winter 2017 ceremonies. 

WINTER 2017 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • 10 a.m. College of Education & College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • 3 p.m. College of Business and Economics & College of Health Professions

Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • 10 a.m. Fisher College of Science and Mathematics & College of Liberal Arts

Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremonies 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 

  • 10 a.m.  Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  • 3 p.m. College of Liberal Arts

Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • 10 a.m.  College of Education
  • 3 p.m. — College of Fine Arts and Communication

Friday, May 25, 2018

  • 10 a.m.  College of Business and Economics
  • 3 p.m.  College of Health Professions 

Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations to all of our Spring 2017 graduates! View YouTube videos of the spring 2017 commencement ceremonies:

Previous ceremony videos are also available for viewing

 

MD Governor Albert Ritchie speaking at a past commencement ceremony

From the Archives 

Are you curious what commencement was like for graduates from Towson University's 150-year history? Find out more by exploring the University Archives. The University Archives contains programs from the ceremonies from 1866 to 1987.