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



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)