Guests must be seated by 9:30 a.m., when the procession begins.
The University recommends that guests arrive no later than 9 a.m. to allow sufficient time for parking and finding a seat for the ceremony.
Helium or Mylar balloons and air horns are not allowed in the Key Ballroom.
Strollers are not permitted in ballroom. Stroller parking is available in the ballroom lobby; however, strollers will be unattended. Please note that neither the University nor the Hilton Baltimore Hotel will be responsible for personal items left in the strollers or the strollers themselves.
For your convenience, a flower vendor will be on site in the Hilton Baltimore Hotel. You can pre-order your flowers to pick up prior to the ceremony.
Graduates should refrain from bringing personal belongings (purses, cell phones or other electronic devices) to Commencement. There is no secure location to store these items, and they should not be carried into the ceremony. Neither the University nor the Hilton Baltimore Hotel will be responsible for lost personal items.