Towson University holds Commencement ceremonies in May and December to celebrate graduates and their accomplishments.


The Office of the Provost hosts six ceremonies each spring and three ceremonies each winter to celebrate bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral candidates who have completed all of their degree requirements.

All ceremonies are held in TU Arena.

Spring ceremonies

Wednesday, May 22

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics (FCSM) ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. 

Thursday, May 23

The College of Business and Economics (CBE) ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.

Friday, May 24

The College of Education (COE) ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the College of Health Professions (CHP) ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.


Undergraduate candidates for graduation


Doctoral and master’s candidates for graduation​


TU alumni worldwide


Ceremony Day

Explore all the resources you need to navigate the commencement ceremony like:

  • parking and tickets
  • guest resources and accessible services
  • emergency resources

More about Ceremony Day

Inclement Weather Notice

Although ceremonies are held indoors, if severe weather is in the forecast, university administrators may postpone the ceremony. In the case of postponement, the university will make every effort to reschedule the ceremony in as close proximity to the original date as possible.

Weather-related announcements will appear on TU’s social media accounts and this website.

Resources for Graduates and Guests

Get all the details in one spot

Download the Commencement guide for information about when to make restaurant reservations after the ceremony, flower and gift vendors, programs, tassels, tickets, accessibility and more.

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Commitment to inclusion

At Towson University, we are committed to creating a culture where everyone feels they belong. During Commencement, we’ve aimed to create an environment where every person can enjoy this special day. We offer sensory-friendly viewing locations, volunteers who speak multiple languages, and more because we believe that all experiences matter.

Campus Mobility Guide Ceremony Day Accessibility Information Sensory-Friendly Viewing Location Request Form Visitor Disability Accommodation Request
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Contact Information

Office of the Provost

Administration Building, Room 311


Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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