Throughout the academic year, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) hosts various events to recognize its students and the contributions they are making to the Dental School, the UMB campus, and the Baltimore community. Please refer to this website regularly for information about upcoming UMSOD student ceremonies, such as the UMSOD Honors Convocation and the UMSOD White Coat Ceremony.
The UMSOD Honors Convocation is Friday, May 18, 2018. UMSOD invites degree candidates to celebrate graduation with family, friends, classmates, faculty, staff, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore community.
Events on Friday, May 18, 2018 include:
UMSOD Honors Convocation
The Honors Convocation is the graduation ceremony for the School of Dentistry. During this ceremony degree candidates will walk across the stage, be hooded (DDS) or pinned (BSDH) by student-selected faculty (or pre-selected 1 - 2 hooders/pinners), and have photographs taken with the Dean.
The location of the UMSOD Honors Convocation will be announced in early spring 2018.
Tickets are required to attend Honors Convocation. Degree candidates will be contacted in early spring 2018 regarding ticket distribution and other event details.
Brunch at the School of Dentistry
Immediately following the UMSOD Honors Convocation, graduates are invited to join family, friends, classmates, faculty, and staff for brunch at the school.
Tickets will be required and degree candidates will be contacted in early spring 2018 regarding event details.
Party in the Park
UMSOD graduates are invited to join graduates from the other UMB schools for a festive university-wide celebration, followed by a walk with their classmates to the University Commencement.
University of Maryland, Baltimore Commencement Ceremony
Commencement is a ceremony for all UMB 2018 graduates. UMSOD diplomas will be distributed immediately following the ceremony.
Details about UMSOD Honors Convocation and other graduation day events will be announced to degree candidates in early spring 2018. Additional information for guests will also be posted on this website in early spring 2018. Questions? Please contact Dr. Kate Noonan, Senior Director, Special Projects for the Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-706-7989.
UMSOD White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony represents the opportunity for students to articulate their commitment to their chosen profession of dentistry or dental hygiene. The ceremony formally symbolizes the transition to clinical patient care. Doctor of Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene students participate in the White Coat Ceremony by taking the oath prior to their transition to clinic.
Some information about upcoming White Coat Ceremonies:
Dental Hygiene, Class of 2019
The White Coat Ceremony will be held for students in this class on Monday, August 27, 2018. This ceremony is invitation only and students may invite up to three family members/guests to attend.
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Class of 2021 and Dental Hygiene, Class of 2020
The White Coat Ceremony will be held for students in these classes during the Fall 2019 Semester.
Students may invite a limited number of guests to their White Coat Ceremony. Dates and additional information about the number of guest tickets available for each student will be announced a semester before the scheduled ceremony. Please check this website for updated information.
Questions? Please contact Dr. Kate Noonan, Senior Director, Special Projects for the Dean: email@example.com or 410-706-7989.