As a student ambassador I had the pleasure to attend the 2015 commencement celebration at the Universities at Shady Grove, and I was so impressed with the event  then that I can hardly wait for Friday when it will be my turn to be with my friends and family to celebrate graduating with my undergraduate degree.


Our campus has class.  Live music, food, and drinks are graciously provided for the students and their invitees.  Weather permitting the quad will convert itself into a venue that serves perfectly for mingling and enjoyment of a day that will be remembered and cherished. When I was helping out last year I felt that the moment could not have been better planned.  Families arrived and attended a short keynote speech in the multipurpose room followed by the recognition of all the students graduating that fall semester.

With a capacity of up to 1,000 for students, family, friends and guests there won’t be a lack of space nor refreshments. This will be the 15th generation of graduating students since the first 36 students earned their degrees in 2002, and since USG opened its doors over 7,000 students have earned their diplomas at our campus.  The theme for this year’s event is “All Things Maryland.”  Live jazz music begins at 6:30.  If you can’t make it or just have free time to spare check out our live stream of the event through our USG YouTube channel.

About dereknehls

A Senior at Robert H. Smith School of Business, follow me as I accomplish my aspirations to become a business professional at the UMD's Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, Md.
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