Spring 2020 Commencement: Architecture, Planning, Preservation, Real Estate Development

May 22, 2020 1:30 PM - May 22, 2020 2:00 PM

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
United States

Kirby the turtle with a graduation cap and scroll
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Photo courtesy of @WhimsyTurtle
HISP Graduates on the historic Bollman Iron Truss Bridge, holding toilet paper.
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ROLLING ON: The Master of Historic Preservation Class of 2020 celebrates completing their degrees (distantly) on the historic Bollman Iron Truss Bridge. Spring 2020 was the first virtual commencement in the university's history. Photo by: Laura Steeg.

Watch the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Spring 2020 Commencement, which features all of our graduates along with images from the school and brief speeches by…

  • Donald Linebaugh, PhD, RA

     Interim Dean, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

  • Coren Sharples

     Principal, SHoP Architects NYC


And student speakers:

  • Maria Farieta, Bachelor of Science in Architecture
  • Margaret Curran, Master of Community Planning


You may view our Commencement Program, which contains a complete list of graduates, their awards and additional information here or in the attachment below.

To view just the slideshow of all of our graduates, download the file here.


The URSP and URPD students, along with faculty and staff members, send “Best Wishes to the Class of 2020” in this video.

You may also watch the entire University-wide Spring 2020 Commencement (commencement.umd.edu) here.


Additional Campus Plans to Honor Grads in the Fall 2020 Semester 

(Pending a return to normal processes in the fall, plans are to recognize the Spring graduates in the Fall semester. Plans are subject to change. Further details are forthcoming for both events.)

  • Football game recognition: Spring 2020 graduates will be recognized at a home football game, with complimentary tickets for graduates and guests.
  • Winter commencement: Graduates and their families are invited to attend and participate in the December 2020 in-person commencement ceremony.

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