The commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, 30 April at 1400 CEST at the Sportverein Obersülzen1970 eV, Grünstadter Str. 25, 67271 Obersülzen about a 25–30-minute drive from Kaiserslautern.
No, but there is a mandatory check-in from 1100 - 1330 on Saturday, 30 April.
The number of guests you may bring to the ceremony is limited to the number of guests who fit safely in your vehicle. Please confirm the number of guests you will be bringing in your vehicle on the commencement registration form.
Yes, we are going LIVE on Facebook. Please invite anyone not able to attend the ceremony to watch you on our UMGC Europe Facebook newsfeed. Filming will begin at app. 1400 CET.
Special note: Access to the Internet from the event location may be limited, so you may experience some technical difficulties while watching the ceremony on Facebook Live. We are very sorry if this does occur and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
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
Reservation email: Nina Herb, email@example.com
Special UMGC discount through 30 April. Please include in your reservation email that you are a UMGC student.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.