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UMSOM Graduation 2015

Graduation Day Ceremony for the Class of 2014

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Level 400 Ballroom

Platform party members and faculty should plan to arrive at the Convention Center no later than 9:00 a.m. 

On the day of UMSOM Graduation, you can reach a staff member of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at by calling 443-478-0928.

Keynote Speaker

Philip Needlman, Ph.D.

Phillip Needleman, Ph.D.

Philip Needleman, PhD, is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, the Washington University Board of Trustees, the St. Louis Science Center, the Plan and Life Sciences Coalition, the Board of Trustees of the Donald Danforth Plan Science Center, and Research Advisor to the President of Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Dr. Needlman received his BSc in pharmacy and MSc in pharmacology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, and his PHD in pharmacology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Read full biography.

Regalia for SOM Faculty Members

Facutly in Full Regalia
  • All faculty and speakers participating in the UMSOM Graduation ceremony are required to wear regalia.
  • Faculty members are permitted to wear their own personal Academic Doctoral regalia, if they so choose.
  • Faculty may also make arrangements to rent regalia for the UMSOM Graduation.

For pricing and/or to place your order with the UMB bookstore, please download the order form.

Rental orders must be received by April 13, 2015. Orders for regalia rentals may be dropped off at the bookstore, faxed to (410) 706-0069 or emailed to Questions regarding Regalia Rental can be directed to Jennifer Stevens at 410-328-7788

Faculty members wishing to purchase Academic Regalia should contact Renee Lutz, UMB Bookstore Manager, at (410) 328-7788 or

If you have any questions regarding regalia, please contact the UMB bookstore at (410) 706-7788.

Transportation for SOM Faculty

Transportation will not be provided, as the hotel is walking distance from the School of Medicine. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.

UMB Commencement

The commencement ceremony for the University of Maryland, Baltimore will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Farms Arena (formerly First Mariner Arena). The keynote speaker is William E. "Brit" Kirwan, PhD. See the UMB Commencement website for more information.

UMSOM Graduation & Commencement Registration

Complete the online registration form to participate in the UMSOM Graduation and/or Commencement ceremonies.


If you have any further questions, please email our office at

For more information on UMSOM Graduation activities, please visit Student Affairs' UMSOM Graduation website.