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SPP Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Go Terps!

UMD Commencement Ceremony

The Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 21 at 11 a.m. for School of Pubic Policy graduates in person at Maryland Stadium, and live-streamed at In collaboration with Prince George's County, the university has developed plans to create a ceremony on campus that prioritizes safety as we celebrate the academic success of our graduates.

Learn more about UMD Commencement, including frequently asked questions regarding in person ceremonies.


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SPP Commencement Ceremony

School of Public Policy Ceremony - Thursday, May 20 at 1pm

All school and college ceremonies will be held virtually, premiering on Thursday, May 20 at 1pm and accessible at

Commencement Speaker
In addition to our student speakers, Chelsea Brown MPM ’21 and Manpreet Dayal ’21 MPP ’22, we are fortunate to have Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks join as our commencement speaker. Ms. Alsobrooks was elected as the 8th County Executive for Prince George's County in 2018, following an extensive career serving the County as its State's Attorney, Executive Director of the Revenue Authority, Education Liaison, and Assistant State's Attorney. Passionate about public education and providing an efficient and responsive local government, Ms. Alsobrooks has been on the frontlines of the County's health and economic response to the pandemic.

Help Us Make Commencement Special!

Submit a short congratulations video for our class of 2021.


For School of Public Policy questions, contact Rebecca Wineke at For campus ceremony questions, view FAQs.

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