COLLEGE PARK MARRIOTT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
The doctoral commencement will be held at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. This intimate event has its own information page here.
Commencement for associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree graduates of University of Maryland University College will take place at the Xfinity Center. The center is located at 8500 Paint Branch Drive, College Park, MD 20742, on the campus of University of Maryland, College Park. View a map of the College Park campus.
Limited concessions will be open inside the Xfinity Center before and after the ceremony. Water, soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available along with an assortment of snack foods.
IDENTIFY A MEETING PLACE
At the end of the ceremony, you'll be ushered from the floor of the Xfinity Center and won't be able to walk directly into the stands. You should arrange ahead of time where to meet your party after the ceremony. We suggest picking a spot outside one of the main entrance gates. Large colored balloon towers are placed outside of each gate and serve as convenient meeting spots.
POOR CELLULAR CONNECTIONS AND NO WI-FI ACCESS
The Xfinity Center is a basketball arena built of steel, concrete, and other materials that can inhibit cellular connections. Connectivity on the lower level can be especially poor. We recommend that you make plans to meet the members of your party at an agreed-upon location rather than trying to call or text during or after the ceremony. There's no public Wi-Fi access. The Xfinity Center has a dedicated Wi-Fi network, but it's secure and reserved for students enrolled at University of Maryland, College Park.
Please do not bring balloons to commencement. We do not sell balloons at the event, and they are not allowed inside the Xfinity Center. Balloons can contain dangerous gases, and they may block the view of other guests during the ceremony.
Commencement is a special event for everyone in attendance. Please be considerate and silence all electronic devices during the ceremony. Air horns and other noisemakers are prohibited.
LOST AND FOUND
Please ask any UMUC staff member at commencement about lost items. We leave items that are found in the Fan Assistance Booth at the Xfinity Center. After May 15, please inquire about lost items at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the Xfinity Center is wheelchair accessible, it does not provide wheelchairs for visitors.
Police officers from several organizations, including University of Maryland, College Park, will be present to direct traffic and provide security for the ceremony. Please cooperate with commencement staff and uniformed officers during any required security checks or in the event of an emergency. Report suspicious activity to a police officer immediately.
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