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University of Maryland, College Park to hold virtual graduation on May 22

The University of Maryland, College Park will hold a virtual graduation on May 22 for its spring graduates, university officials announced Monday.

In a letter to the campus, President Wallace Loh said the guest speaker at the virtual graduation will be Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, a 1963 graduate of the university. The university moved all classes online and restricted access to campus last month in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Students will be able to take part in the usual in person graduation ceremony at the winter graduation on Dec. 20.

The campus-wide commencement ceremony will be streamed live across multiple platforms on May 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Honorary doctorates will be given to Hiram Whittle ‘52, the first African-American male undergraduate student admitted in 1951, and Elaine Johnson Coates ‘59, the first African-American female student admitted.

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Individual colleges and schools will also host their own virtual commencement ceremonies on May 22, featuring remarks from deans and displaying the names of every graduate.

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