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Commencement Ceremonies

All ceremonies are scheduled to be held in the gymnasium on the Greenspring campus.  Plan about two hours for the commencement ceremony.

If you have a guest who is using a wheelchair, walker, or has special needs, please email .

Students should report to Knot Hall, Room 101, about 45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony.

Guests should arrive early for best choice of seating. The doors to the gym open one hour prior to the beginning of the ceremony. Floor and bleacher seating is available on a first come-first served basis.


  • Ticket information for the May 2015 Commencement, including the number of tickets given to each participating graduate, will be updated as soon as it becomes available. 
  • All guests (including children) must have a ticket to enter the gym.
  • Overflow seating will be available in the Inscape Theatre where the ceremony will be broadcast live on the big screen.  Overflow seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • The ceremonies will be broadcast live online. Friends and family may watch the ceremony from anywhere they have internet access

For questions concerning cap & gown and other purchases, please contact the Campus Store. For additional information please see our FAQs.

Graduation Fair

A representative from Herff Jones will be on campus to assist you with purchasing your graduation regalia (cap, gown, etc.), class rings, announcements, and other graduation items on the following dates:

Greenspring – Campus Store
Monday March 23, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Owings Mills – Campus Store
Tuesday March 24, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday March 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You may order online through Herff Jones beginning Thursday October 30.  The deadline to place online orders is November 16, 2014.  After this date additional fees will apply. Diploma frames are available (limited stock) in the Campus Store, save $25 on shipping cost! You may also order frames at Framing Success.

If you have any questions regarding your cap & gown or other orders, please contact the Campus Store.


GradImages® will be available prior to the ceremony should you want an individual photo. Additional photos will be taken after your diploma is presented to you and you will have the option to purchase a video. Information will be given to graduates by the photographer the day of commencement prior to the ceremony.


Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Greenspring Campus Gym

This is a final gathering of the graduating class before graduation. The event, planned by the Senior Class Council, commemorates the completion of one phase of the student's life and celebrates the opening of another. It is a ceremony of prayer, thanksgiving and blessing suitable for all religions. All graduates, along with their guests, are encouraged to attend. Graduating students should wear their cap & gown (no hood).  For additional information please contact, .

Nurses Pinning

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Greenspring Campus Gym

A ceremony is held in May and December to present the nursing graduates with their Stevenson University nursing pins. All nursing graduates, their families, and friends are invited to attend. For additional information please contact .

Have a question?

Office of the Registrar
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
Phone: 443-334-2206
Fax: 443-334-2623


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