For Immediate Release
May 17, 2012
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Information: Spring Commencement - University of Maryland
5,443 Terps have applied for bachelor's degrees, 1712 for master's degrees and 548 for doctoral degrees.
Individual schools and departments will hold their own ceremonies on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at various times and locations. Please see the Spring Commencement 2012 website for details.
See below for information on live and streaming coverage of our commencement events.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Procession begins at 12:15 p.m.
Individual college ceremonies will take place on Sunday and Monday, May 20 and 21 at various times and locations. Click here for details.WHERE:
University of Maryland, College Park
Comcast Center is located on Paint Branch Dr. near the intersection of Paint Branch Dr. and Route 193 (University Blvd.) Click here for directions.
GUESTS and GRADUATES -- For the campus-wide commencement ceremony, guests and graduates will be directed to the parking area closest to the Comcast Center.
Shuttle-UM service will be available from the College Park Metro station to the Comcast Center and individual departmental ceremonies between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Shuttle service will also be available from the College Park Metro station to individual departmental ceremonies between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21. Visitors requiring special handicap transportation the day of commencement should call dispatch services at 301-314-0318. Visitors with parking question can call 301-314-PARK. See the Spring Commencement website for driving directions.
LIVE/STREAMING OF EVENT:
On Sunday, the main commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. and the Robert H. Smith School of Business Commencement at 5:30 p.m. will be streamed live. On Monday, the A. James Clark School of Engineering Commencement will be streamed at 4 p.m.(requires Silverlight plugin for Intel Mac and PC). For the first time, the Clark School event will also be available on your smartphone or slate.
The main commencement exercise will be fed live by fiber to Verizon's AVOC switch. Media wishing to take a live feed of the event should contact:
Information provided by the Office of University Communications
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