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In-Person Opportunity for Graduating Students


Dear Graduating Students, We are excited to announce that, in addition to our virtual convocation celebration, we have been given permission to offer a unique in-person opportunity on the afternoon of Friday, May 21, 2021 for graduating students. While the in-person experience will be abbreviated, it will include:

  1. Your name being read aloud

  2. Processing to be hooded by a faculty member

  3. Having a photo taken with Dean Postmus

Regalia is not required to participate. Graduates who wish to order regalia may do so via Oakhall: https://umaryland.shopoakhalli.com/purchasewizard/Welcome If you would like to participate, you MUST register by May 10, 2021. https://umbforms.wufoo.com/forms/qtmpk1i16fpwra/ The event will take place outside of the entrance of The School of Social Work, located at 525 West Redwood, Baltimore MD, 21201. UMB remains under strict covid-19 precautions and, as such, graduates will be required to abide by the following guidelines: 1. All participants must wear a mask (students may remove their mask for up to one minute to have a photograph taken by the professional photographer). 2. Students must maintain a social distance of 6 feet (except when being hooded). 3. In order to create a safe and manageable experience, graduates must sign up for the time slot allocated below based on last name (time slots are indicated in the registration form). If you have a time conflict, please contact Dawn Shafer to discuss (dshafer@ssw.umaryland.edu). 4. Family and friends are not permitted on the School of Social Work side of the street. Plaza park is directly across the street and may provide a viewing point for guests. 5. This experience will be broadcast live. A link will be forthcoming to all registrants. We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate your accomplishment with you.

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