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Social Entrepreneur and Baltimore Native Wes Moore and Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky to Deliver Keynote Addresses

Ceremonies Will Be Available Live Via Webcasts

ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 2, 2019)—University of Maryland Global Campus will hold its first winter commencement ceremonies under its new name—University of Maryland University College became University of Maryland Global Campus on July 1—at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, Dec. 14.  Approximately 2,000 students are scheduled to graduate during two ceremonies held that day.

About UMGC Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14:

      • 9 a.m., Xfinity Center, College Park Keynote speaker: Wes Moore, chief executive officer at Robin Hood, social entrepreneur, combat veteran and author
      • 3:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, College Park Keynote speaker: Senator Paul Pinsky, Maryland General Assembly
    The two ceremonies will be available for viewing live via webcasts. To access the webcasts, visit

  • Facts about the graduates eligible to participate in UMGC Winter Commencement ceremonies:

              • Number of Graduates Worldwide: 7,127
              • Number of U.S. states and countries represented by UMGC graduates: All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 23 countries and territories
              • Youngest Graduate:  19 years old
              • Oldest Graduate: 80 years old
              • Average Age:  35 years old

    Degrees Awarded:

              • Associate: 1,035
              • Bachelor’s: 3,790
              • Master’s: 2,306
    UMGC also holds commencement ceremonies in the spring, including ceremonies for military personnel and their dependents at installations around the world (Tokyo, Okinawa, South Korea, Europe, and Guam).

    Check out messages, photos and stories from UMGC graduates on Facebook and follow the conversation on Twitter using #UMGCGrad.

    For information about UMGC commencement, please visit