• 2017 Commencement Information



    • Will begin at 9:45 a.m.

    • Students cannot be placed in line after the Procession begins; therefore, remember to be on time.


    • Guests will enter the entrance on West Mount Royal Avenue and will not be admitted into The Lyric until 9 a.m.

    • Guests are not permitted in the backstage Assembly area, where graduates line up.

    • Guests are not to bring whistles and other loud noise makers to The Lyric.

    • Balloons are not permitted in The Lyric auditorium (Balloons will be checked upon entry).

    • During the procession and ceremony, all guests should remain in their seats to keep aisles clear.

    • Once the procession has started, NO ONE will be admitted into The Lyric until the procession is completed.

    • Due to the importance of ALL people being able to see the stage and to maintain order, please do not come down to the aisle to take pictures. 

    Parking & Transportation

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    Suggested Parking
    • The Fitzgerald Garage, 1201 W. Mount Royal Ave.
      Conveniently located in between the Mount Vernon and Bolton Hill neighborhoods. (0.1 mile away from Lyric)

    • The Symphony Center Garage, 1030 Park Ave.
      Conveniently located on Park Avenue (about two blocks south of The Lyric).

    • 21 E. Lanvale St.
      Open surface lot located next to Baltimore Penn Station. PLEASE NOTE: This is a pay and display lot. You must print your reservation and place it on the dash of your vehicle. (0.2 miles away from The Lyric)

    • Limited street parking is available. 
    Mass Transportation
    • The University of Baltimore/Mount Royal Light Rail Station is located almost directly across from
    • the Lyric. For more information, please contact the Mass Transit Administration at 410-539-5000. 
    MARC Train/Amtrak Train
    • Baltimore’s Penn Station is two blocks northeast of The Lyric. Daily service between Washington’s Union Station and Baltimore on both MARC and Amtrak is available. For more information, please call 1-800-325-RAIL for MARC and 1-800-USA-RAIL for Amtrak.
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