Spring Commencement in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies


Event Attributes


School of Theatre, Dance,
and Performance Studies

School of Theatre, Dance,

and performance studies

spring commencement

Friday, May 22, 2015
9:30 AM
Kay Theatre
Clarice Smith Performing arts center

No tickets necessary.
Ceremony and reception will last approximately two hours.

Directions Parking

Parking will be free and available on campus the day of the ceremony.  The most convenient parking structure is the Stadium Garage directly across from the Center.  There is a drop-off loop adjacent to the Center’s front doors.

UMD Department of Transportation Parking Information

If you require special transportation assistance on campus, please make arrangements by calling the Office of Special Events at 301.405.4638.


Regalia is required for both the departmental and University ceremonies.  You are responsible for obtaining your own graduation regalia.  You may order your graduation regalia and commemorative accessories in the University Book Center, located in the Stamp Student Union, or by phone. 


A reception for graduates and their families hosted by Director of TDPS, Leigh Wilson Smiley will be held immediately following the ceremony.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Special Assistance

If you or your guest will require special assistance (i.e. wheelchair access and seating), please send an email to Cate Barger, Production Coordinator (cbarger@umd.edu), specifying your name and the nature of the assistance required.

Participation Eligibility

For questions regarding graduation eligibility for undergraduate students, please contact Susan Miller, Coordinator of Student Services (smille13@umd.edu).

For questions regarding graduation eligibility for graduate students, please contact Stephanie Bergwall, Coordinator of Graduate Services (bergwall@umd.edu).

For in depth information regarding the main university commencement ceremony, purchasing regalia, local accommodations for guests, and more, please visit the university’s commencement website at http://commencement.umd.edu/. This site currently references the 2014 Commencement, but will be updated in the near future. General information is still available.