USG's 2021  Virtual Graduation Celebration

FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2021 AT 7:00PM (RSVP BELOW)
Save the Date: Virtual Graduation Celebration May 7, 2021

We are excited to announce the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) 20th Graduation Celebration! We look forward to celebrating graduating students across our nine partner institutions. Please join us for an exciting evening as we honor the graduates of programs at USG from the 2020-2021 academic year.

The RSVP form is now open. Please submit your RSVP by May 1.

SUBMIT RSVP

The Event Program and Speakers

The event program will be available online. Please continue to check back on this page for more details, including the full schedule of events, information about our speakers, and other festivities that we are planning! 

Michael Schlitzer

 

Master of Ceremonies

Michael Schlitzer

Graduation Candidate
UMBC
Data Science
Marianeli De Leon

 

Student Speaker

Marianeli De Leon

Graduation Candidate
University of Maryland, College Park
Communication

Congressman Jamie Raskin


Keynote Speaker

Congressman Jamie Raskin

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives
 
 

Fun Virtual FestivitiesDigital Photo booth example

Digital Photo Booth

Snap a photo, make a GIF or create a Boomerang with this year’s virtual photo booth. When taking your photo, make sure you are in a well-lit area with lots of natural light. You may also upload a favorite photo. If you are using an iPhone, please use Safari. When using other applications that require camera access (such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or others), be sure to disable the camera functionality on those applications, or close out of the application to allow the virtual booth to access your camera. This feature will be available May 3 through May 9.

GET STARTED

Kudoboard

Leave a message or post a photo for graduating students! Open to students, staff, faculty, friends, and family. This feature will be available May 3 through May 9.

VISIT THE KUDOBOARD

Signature DrinksDelicious Green Mocktail and Poison Apple Cocktail

Each year’s Graduation Celebration features a signature drink. Since we can’t be together this year, we invite you to join us in this tradition by making our signature cocktail (or mocktail, if you prefer) at home. Download the printable recipe cards for this year’s signature drinks below.

DOWNLOAD RECIPES

Zoom Background

Hosting a Zoom afterparty? Download this year’s Zoom background below.

GET ZOOM BACKGROUND

Get Social

Graduates! Take a selfie and represent your school. Check out our stickers that are available on Instagram by searching #USGsuccess.

Partner mascot and logo stickers for Instagram and Snapchat

Share your #USGsuccess story and be sure to tag @uatshadygrove to be featured on USG’s official social media channels.

 

Information on Home Institution Commencement Ceremonies