Previous Commencement Exercises
Spring, 2016 Commencement
Thursday, May 19, 2016, Ritchie Coliseum.
The Merrill College welcomed ESPN host and 110% Terp Scott Van Pelt as our commencement speaker. He was the top choice of Merrill seniors as determined by a poll conducted by seniors Sam Stern and Michelle Leibowitz. Jessie Karangu was chosen by Merrill seniors to be the student speaker. Van Pelt even brought his wife, Stephanie and new son Sam to be part of the event.
Listen to their speeches, along with Dean Dalglish introducing graduates during main commencement, on our Podcast page.
Dec. 20, 2015
The University of Maryland’s winter commencement exercise was held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2015 in the Xfinity Center. The Main Commencement speaker was retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism commencement exercise was held Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom. This event was streamed live by UMTV. Eleanor Merrill Distinguished Visiting Fellow Tom Bettag was the guest speaker.
May 22, 2015
The University of Maryland’s spring commencement exercise was held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Xfinity Center. The Main Commencement speaker was former NFL football player and Terp Domonique Foxworth.
The Philip Merrill College of Journalism commencement ceremony was held Friday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Dekelboum Concert Hall, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. This event was broadcast live and streamed by UMTV. Merrill alumna and Executive Editor at El Nuevo Herald, Myriam Marquez ’83, was the guest speaker.
May 2015 Journalism commencement photos are available on the Merrill College Flickr site.
You can watch the May 21, 2015 main commencement program on YouTube.
You can watch the May 22, 2015 Journalism commencement program on YouTube.
Watch Dean Dalglish introduce our Journalism majors during the main commencement exercise.