TU grads soon to earn their stripes

By Megan Bradshaw on May 16, 2017

The three-day Towson University Commencement ceremonies will turn more than 3,500 TU students into alumni.

During the six ceremonies taking place over three days, over 3,500 Towson University students will begin new chapters in their lives—as TU alumni. 

You can follow the celebration on Facebook via the Towson University and Towson University Alumni Association pages, as well as Twitter on @TowsonU and @TowsonUAlumni. Tag tweets on Twitter and Instagram with #towsonuALUM. Follow @TowsonUniversity on Instagram for inside looks at the grads before, during and after the ceremonies.

Here's a look at 2017 Spring Commencement, by the numbers.

CBE student crossing the stage at graduation

Number of College of Business and Economics (CBE) graduates: 499

 

 
CHP student speaking at podium at Commencement

Number of College of Health Professions (CHP) graduates: 713

 

 
CLA graduate

Number of College of Liberal Arts (CLA) graduates: 903

 

 
Jessica Stansbury

Number of College of Education (COE) graduates: 463

 

 
Three COFAC graduates

Number of College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) graduates: 545

 

 
FCSM graduate with Dean Vanko

Number of Fisher College of Science and Mathematics (FCSM) graduates: 500

 

 
Diploma

Number of students who graduated during 2017 minimester: 35 (30 undergraduates and five graduates)

 

 
Commencement crowd in SECU

Total number of seats available for guests: 3,815

 

 
Female student holding a Commencement program

Total number of Commencement programs printed: Over 20,000

 

 
Members of TU's symphonic bad

Total time it takes to sing/play the alma mater: approximately one minute

 

 
One alumnus, one student

Total number of TU alumni: Over 157,000

 

 
Maia Williams '15

Total number of alumni ceremony volunteers: 47 (pictured is volunteer Maia Williams, '15)