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Here are the most frequently asked questions before, during and after the commencement ceremony.
Do I have to apply to graduate?Yes. Students must apply to graduate by the dates noted in the academic calendar for each semester.
What name is announced at commencement and printed on my diploma?The name used when you applied to the University is the name that will appear on your diploma and at commencement on your name card for announcement as you process across the stage. If you have had a legal name change and have not officially gone through the process with the Office of Records and Registration, please submit this form, as well as any supporting documentation.
What should I do with my cap and gown after the ceremony?If you ordered regalia, simply return it in the box it was shipped in, using the prepaid label that was included. Graduates may keep the cap (tam) and tassle.
Are Latin honors recognized during commencement?
Since final grades will not yet be submitted, current coursework cannot be considered when making the honors determination for the program and ceremony. Therefore, Latin honors are assigned using the student’s record from the previous semester. The final designation earned will be awarded based on the student’s entire record and will appear the official transcript and diploma. For more information about honors, contact the Office of the University Registrar at 410.837.4825.
Suma Cum Laude: 3.750 GPA and above
Magna Cum Laude: 3.500
Cum Laude: 3.250
When will I receive my diploma?
Students do not receive their diploma at the commencement ceremony. It takes several weeks for final grades to be posted, accounts to be checked, etc. Diplomas will be mailed to students at the address listed on MyUB approximately 6-8 weeks after the ceremony.
Office of Records and Registration
How do I apply for an Alumni Bee Card?
Don't forget to apply for the Alumni Bee Card, your official alumni identification that gives you:
- access to use the library and recreation center(additional fees and rates may apply)
- a discount at Barnes & Noble at the University of Baltimore
- a discount at participating local restaurants.