Commencement is one of life’s milestone occasions — and a time to celebrate your accomplishments.
Ceremonies recognizing candidates' completion of doctoral, master's, and baccalaureate degrees occur in the spring and winter each year.
Winter 2023 commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of Towson University degree candidates who are approved to graduate at the end of the fall or summer semesters will take place in SECU Arena.
Spring 2024 Commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of Towson University degree candidates who are approved to graduate at the end of the minimester or spring semesters will take place in SECU Arena.
Degree candidates who have been approved to graduate as a result of completing all of their degree requirements in the Minimester or Spring semester are permitted to participate in a May Commencement ceremony.
Degree candidates who have been approved to graduate as a result of completing all of their degree requirements in the Summer or Fall semester are permitted to participate in a December Commencement ceremony.
Learn more about Ceremony Eligibility.
TU is committed to addressing climate change and creating a more sustainable future. In an effort to honor our mission to reduce waste, the Winter 2023 Commencement program will be provided in a digital format at the ceremony. Candidates approved to graduate this Spring will receive a link to request up to two complementary printed programs for delivery shortly after Commencement.
Commencement is a traditional university ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of our degree candidates. Academic degrees date from the second half of the 12th century. The present ceremony recognizing scholarly achievement retains all the essential features of its ancient predecessors.
Towson University awards academic degrees at the bachelor’s, master and doctoral levels. The university also awards graduate certificates and certificates of advanced study. Degrees are symbolically conferred during Commencement, and candidates completing all degree requirements successfully receive their diplomas four to six weeks after the ceremony.