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Important Contacts:

Special Arrangements for Persons with disabilities (e.g., those who are deaf or hard of hearing, or in wheelchairs): Contact Student Academic Support Services no later than May 1 by email or phone (410) 857-2504

Financial Balance: Pat Tyler,, (410) 857-2210

Academic Attire and Announcements:Bookstore, (410) 857-2277

Photography/Videography/News Releases: Office of Communications and Marketing,, (410) 857-2290

Diploma Information/Participation: Registrar’s Office,, (410) 386-4687

Tickets:  Provost's Office,

When will I receive my diploma?

  • 2021 Undergraduate students (August 2021, and December 2021) and 2021 Graduate Students who completed in August 2021 and December 2021 should have already received diplomas by mail and will receive a tube with a congratulatory letter at commencement. If you have not received your diploma by mail, you should contact the registrar’s office.
  • All undergraduate and graduate students completing in May 2022 will receive their diploma at the commencement ceremony. Those who do not attend the commencement ceremony will be mailed their diploma following the commencement ceremony and should receive it no later than mid-June.

Can I request a replacement diploma?

Replacement diplomas can be ordered through Parchment by either clicking on the Parchment icon in MyMcDaniel Portal or by visiting their website.

Does my degree and major/minor/specialization appear on my diploma?

Your name and degree appear on the diploma. Undergraduate diplomas will display the Bachelor of Arts Degree only. Majors/minors/specializations appear on your transcript. Graduate student diplomas will display the Master of Science Degree on the diploma. Specializations appear on your transcript.

Are masks required during all Commencement activities?

With the goal of keeping members of our community and their extended families safe, masks will be required to be worn indoors during official Commencement activities that are open to the wider community. These include the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation, and both the Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies. Masks will not be required for seniors participating in the Candlelight Processional since that event is held outdoors. 

Why are masks being required?

Commencement is unlike other college events because there is a high likelihood that those who cannot be vaccinated (children under 5, for example) will attend. With the goal of making the ceremony as inclusive as possible, masks are required. 

I know masks are required. I'm worried about my photos of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Will I be required to wear my mask across the stage?

We understand the importance of this event and your desire for mask-free photos! Graduating students will be able to remove their mask and hang it around their wrist prior to walking across the stage to receive their diploma. 

What kind of mask is required?

We recommend KN95 masks but surgical masks or cloth masks will also be acceptable. Masks should be worn over the nose and mouth. 

Will masks be provided?

Some masks will be available for those who need them but we encourage all attendees to provide their own mask.