Celebration of Graduates brings a week of festivities, surprises

May 11, 2020

TU honors seniors, graduate students with various events and activities


Towson University will celebrate seniors and graduate students with a series of commemorative programs the week of May 18–22.

TU hopes the Celebration of Graduates week will provide the opportunity for graduates to reflect on how much they have accomplished. Until it is safe to host an in-person commencement ceremony, everyone is encouraged to use the hashtag #TUTogether to celebrate.

“I applaud our seniors and graduate students for reaching this milestone in their education,” said Melanie Perreault, TU's Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “I can’t wait to celebrate them—both during Celebration of Graduates week, and again when it is safe for us to gather for in-person commencement.”

Graduates are invited to share photos from their final year and connect with their fellow Tigers.

In these unprecedented times, seniors and graduate students have shown tremendous resilience and perseverance in pursuit of their academic goals.

TU President Kim Schatzel shared a video message in March regarding changes to commencement.

Plans to hold a safe in-person ceremony are still in progress. Celebration of Graduates Week serves as the immediate opportunity for graduates to reminisce with friends, thank professors and staff who’ve inspired them to think differently, and let their families know how much their support is appreciated.

The schedule for the week, which will feature some major surprises, includes:

Monday, May 18

Celebration of Graduates Week video 

Tuesday, May 19

Virtual Alma Mater Day 
Video of Music Department performing the Alma Mater and encouraging students to post their own versions with #TUtogether

Wednesday, May 20

Share your photos, videos and celebrations with #TUtogether if you are a graduate of:
College of Health Professions, College of Education or Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

Thursday, May 21

Share your photos, videos and celebrations with #TUtogether if you are a graduate of:
College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts & Communication or College of Business & Economics

Friday, May 22

On Alumni Day, Celebrate your achievement with a pop of fun! Be sure to check your mailbox! Twist your graduation surprise inside and post a video or photo to social media using the hashtag #TUtogether 

For more information on Celebration of Graduates Week, visit the We Celebrate section of the #TUtogether site.