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Commencement 2016

Welcome to the online information resource of Notre Dame of Maryland University's Commencement 2016

Destination Graduation 2016



All students graduating May 2016 must complete and submit Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office by October 15, 2015. File your application by this date and be entered in a drawing to win $125 application waiver fee (1 undergraduate & 1 graduate student will be randomly selected).

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Highlights from Commencement 2015

Video Excerpts

View additional Commencement 2015 photos on Flickr.


2015 Commencement Week Highlights

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Baccalaureate Mass

Mass celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Breighner the evening before Commencement, Friday, May 22, in LeClerc Auditorium.


Senior Luncheon

A long standing tradition, the students have a final lunch with faculty and staff. Department awards are also given out.

Trailblazers Celebration

 An event honoring seniors in the Trailblazer Scholars Program, which provides support to first-generation university students.


School of Nursing Blessing of the Hands

In an annual tradition, the School Sisters of Notre Dame bless the healing hands of graduating nursing students with oil in an ancient ritual of anointing.

School of Arts and Sciences Celebration

School of Arts and Sciences graduates are honored from the College of Adult Undergraduate Studies and College of Graduate Studies.


Blue and White Cocktails and Connections

Women’s College seniors and recent Notre Dame graduates gathered to share Notre Dame stories and advice about life after college—and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for our seniors!