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Save the Date! Commencement 2025 Saturday, May 24, 2025

What: McDaniel College’s 155th Commencement Ceremony
Who: McDaniel College Class of 2025
Where: Gill Center
When: May 24, 2025
Please continue to check this webpage for the most up-to-date commencement information.

Celebrate your Graduate with a Personalized Gift

Ward Memorial Arch Necklace

McDaniel College Jewelry collection Inspired by the college's iconic architecture and symbols.

Celebrate their graduation by gifting a piece of jewelry from the NEW collaboration between McDaniel College and Kyle Cavan. Each piece is meticulously crafted, offering a blend of timeless elegance and collegiate pride. With customizable options for necklaces, bracelets, and cufflinks, you can make the piece as special as your 2024 graduate!

photograph of an illustrated map of McDaniel College

McDaniel College Illustrated Map collection Featuring the college’s landmarks and memorable spots

Help them remember their time on the Hill forever with a colorful watercolor illustrated map of their favorite campus spots NEWLY designed by Stephanie Madsen Art. Prints can be customized with your student’s name and class year for a personalized touch. Tea towels, tote bags, stickers, magnets, mugs, and blank note cards are a great way to thank those who supported your student on their academic journey!

2024 Commencement Highlights

Latest Commencement News

  • McDaniel College graduates the Class of 2024

    Among family and friends, 407 bachelor’s candidates crossed the stage to receive their degrees on Saturday, May 18, during McDaniel College’s 154th Commencement ceremony. Higher education leader Freeman A. Hrabowski III addressed the graduating class encouraging them to never stop learning and to be confident in who they are, and an Honorary Doctor of Public Service was awarded to local business leader and philanthropist Greg W. Kahlert.
  • Master’s students earn degrees at 154th Commencement

    At McDaniel’s 2024 Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 296 students celebrated the achievement of earning their master’s degrees, conferred from 16 programs. The keynote speaker was Mona Kerby, the L. Stanley Bowlsbey Endowed Chair at McDaniel.
  • Ridington and Argonaut awards presented at Class of 2024 Commencement

    History and Biology double major Zachary E. Brown was honored with The Edith Farr Ridington Writing Award for writing the best senior paper. Five undergraduates were tied for the highest cumulative GPA and were recipients of the Argonaut Award: Haley E. Arnold, Kendall Rose Catlin, Signé T. Kula, Brenna R. Mayberry, and Ariana Kaylin Stormont.