School of Public Policy Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 between 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (CSPAC). 

Each graduate will receive five guest tickets.  Graduates may pick-up their invitations and tickets from Nancy Guevara (Room 3111) around April. When you pick up the tickets you will be asked to complete a brief alumni questionnaire.

Campus-wide Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1pm, in the Xfinity Center.   Tickets are required for the campus-wide commencement ceremony. Information about the university ceremony is shared at

Graduates are required to wear full academic regalia (cap, gown, hood, stole) for both ceremonies.  Regalia, announcements, and commemorative accessories can be purchased at the University Book Center.  The book center is located in Stamp Student Union, lower level. The hood color is peacock (blue/green) and gold. 

Parking is FREE all day.  For the policy school, graduates and their guest are encouraged to park in the Stadium Drive parking garage adjacent to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (accessible off Stadium Drive).  Guest who require disability parking or special assistance for the campus-wide ceremony should contact the Office of Special Events at or (301) 405-4638.  If any of your guest required special assistance for the policy school ceremony contact Jiehong Lou at or (301) 405-8933.