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University of Maryland to Host Winter 2016 Commencement

December 16, 2016

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland’s winter 2016 graduates will celebrate the culmination of their UMD experience at the university’s main commencement ceremony on Dec. 20, 2016. The commencement address will be delivered by David M. Baggett, a UMD alumnus and founder and president of Arcode Corporation. He will be joined by this year’s student speaker, Jacob Lowenstein, who is graduating with degrees in accounting and finance.


  • University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh
  • Commencement Speaker David M. Baggett, UMD alumnus and founder and president of Arcode Corporation
  • Student Commencement Speaker Jacob Lowenstein
  • December Class of 2016 University of Maryland Graduates

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

  • Processional – 5:40 p.m.
  • Ceremony – 6:00 p.m.

*Media should arrive prior to the processional*

Xfinity Center, University of Maryland, College Park
Xfinity Center is located on Paint Branch Dr. near the intersection of Paint Branch Dr. and Route 193 (University Blvd.) Click here for directions.

Media must park in lot 9B and enter the Xfinity Center through Gate C, located on the ground level, to the right of the main entrance steps. Media must show their credentials to be admitted into the building without a ticket.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the University of Maryland’s YouTube channel here.

Follow the conversation on social media and join in using #UMDGrad.

For more information, visit www.commencement.umd.edu