UMSOD Ceremonies


‌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 White Coat Ceremony. 

UMB Commencement:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Commencement Ceremony includes all UMB graduates.

University of Maryland, Baltimore Commencement Ceremony:

Thursday, May 18, 2023
UMBC Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

For more information about UMB Commencement, visit  


UMSOD Honors Convocation:

Friday, May 19, 2023
The Hippodrome Theater, 12 N Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

The Honors Convocation is the recognition of degree completion. During the ceremony, degree candidates walk across the stage and receive their doctoral hoods (DDS) or pins (BSDH). The graduating DDS class selects two members of the faculty to hood the graduates. Students may also pre-select individual doctoral hooders/pinners (one or two). Specific requirements for doctoral hooders/pinners will be described to the graduates. Photographs of the graduates are taken with the Dean.  

Every degree candidate will receive twelve tickets to Honors Convocation. Tickets are required for every attendee, regardless of age. Tickets will be available for pick up by degree candidates beginning April 24th. More details about ticket pick up will be available soon.

Accessible seating is limited at the venue. Guests need to contact Helen Dagilis at (e-mail) or (phone) 410-706-0258, as soon as possible to inquire about accessible seating.


Senior Send-Off:

Immediately following the UMSOD Honors Convocation, graduates are invited to join family, friends, classmates, faculty, and staff for a senior send off, with light refreshments on the front lawn of the UMSOD.


UMSOD Military Commissioning:

Military Commissioning
Room G205 in the UMSOD

All are invited to attend the commissioning ceremony, no tickets are required


Parking and Accommodations

For more information on parking, getting around campus, and local accommodations, please visit the campus parking website,  campus maps or a list of hotels near campus.

Please contact Helen Dagilis, Event Specialist, at .