The commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, 29 April at 1400 CEST at the Ramstein Officers' Club on Ramstein Air Base. Students, their family members, and guests will need to have a military ID card in order to access the Ramstein Air Base. Guests may be signed in by students who have a US military ID card at the West Gate of Ramstein Air Base. Please be sure to allow additional time to sign your guests and/or family members onto the base.
No, but there is a mandatory check-in from 1015 - 1215 on Saturday, 29 April.
You will be able to indicate the number of guests when you submit your registration confirmation. Seating is limited at the venue in the Ramstein Officers' Club. There will be a family tent for overflow and additional guests. Tickets are required to enter the commencement venue and family tent. The tickets for your guests will be provided to you when you check-in on commencement day. The hall will open for guests to be seated at 1200.
Yes, your family and friends can watch you graduate from anywhere in the world using our high-definition live streaming link or on Facebook Live. Please invite anyone not able to attend the ceremony to watch you on one of our live streaming options.
Filming will begin at approximately 1350 CET.
If you or your guests are arriving from out of town to attend commencement, you may wish to reserve overnight accommodations on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC) area, if eligible. Several lodging options are available to you on various military installations in the area, such as:
Ramstein Inns - Vogelweh
Vogelweh Air Base in Kaiserslautern,Germany
Ramstein Inns - Ramstein
Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach,Germany
Hampton by Hilton Kaiserslautern
There will be a limited supply of regalia for purchase available at the ceremony on a first-come, first-served basis. Please notify the UMGC Europe Office of Student Services as soon as possible if you do not receive your regalia on time. If you would like to contact the vendor directly, you may do so by contacting the Oak Hall customer assistance from 0815-1700 EST by calling CIV 001-540-387-0000 or via email using the customer contact page.
You will be able to participate in the ceremony. However, all required coursework for your degree must be completed by 30 May or 30 June (MBA and Cybersecurity), which is the spring graduation dates. If you have questions about your remaining coursework, contact your academic advisor.
Academic honors for excellence in scholarship for the bachelor's degree are determined by the student's cumulative GPA calculation at UMGC. The distinction of summa cum laude is conferred on those students with a cumulative GPA of 4.000, magna cum laude on those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.901 up to 3.999, and cum laude on those students with a cumulative GPA of 3.800 up to 3.900. To be eligible for any of these categories of recognition, students must have earned at least 30 credit hours at UMGC in courses for which a letter grade and quality points were assigned.
Your diploma will be sent to the diploma mailing address you have listed in MyUMGC. To update, change, or verify your address, please go to: MyUMGC, click on the down arrow next to your name and select profile.
UMGC graduates can expect to receive their diplomas by mail approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date.
Students requiring verification of their degree prior to the degree conferral date may request a letter of completion via email from Graduation Services at email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, EmplID (student number), and your mailing address in your request. If your letter needs to be sent to a third party, you must submit a written request with your signature via fax or postal mail.