Commencement at TU is the most celebrated and important event hosted each year. 

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.  

Spring 2018 Commencement

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 

  • 10 a.m.  Fisher College of Science and Mathematics
  • 3 p.m. College of Liberal Arts (University Commencement)

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 


 In the event of an emergency, please contact University Police (410) 704-4444 and/or 911. The following coordinates can be used when giving the location of SECU arena 39.38980 -76.61565 or 7500 Osler Blvd. Towson University will provide a first aid station inside the arena in case of emergency.

Inclement Weather

Should inclement weather occur, please check the local radio and TV stations for announcements regarding delays. You may also call TU at 410-704-2000 or 410-704-NEWS (6397), or check weather announcements via TU’s homepage. Please note that once a ceremony has started, it will not be canceled.

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Office of the Provost

Administration Building, Suite 311
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.