UMA Commencement

UMA’s Virtual Commencement 2020

Visit the 2020 UMA Virtual Commencement Event Page to access all of the virtual events. Learn more about our Commencement Keynote Speaker, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, and all of the ceremony speakers.

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Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement UMA Webpage Events Schedule

Monday, September 21, 2020

Graduate Resources Information Session – Alumni Services

Noon–12:30 p.m. Eastern time (ET)

Join the Alumni Services department for an informative session on the “ins and outs” of growing your job prospects and steps to career advancement.

Session topics:

  • Certification support for all applicable programs: what is offered, how to enroll, and what the professional benefits might be
  • Tips for landing a job for the more experienced job seeker
  • Networking and social networking tips for career advancement at any stage in your career

No RSVP required.

Mix & Mingle – Learner Services Advisors

6:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Meet your Learner Services advisor in our virtual Mix & Mingle. You will have the chance to connect face to face in a small group setting with your Learner Services advisor who has been with you every step of the way on your UMA journey. Each UMA Grad has been assigned a meeting day with their advisor and will receive an email with more information.

RSVP by Friday, September 18th to attend: RSVP here.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Graduate Resources Information Session – Career Readiness

Noon–12:30 p.m. ET

Meet with our Career Readiness team and ask questions about this step in your career training that prepares you for the job search after graduation—and your UMA advisors are here to help. Use these resources as you get career ready.

No RSVP required.

Mix & Mingle – Learner Services Advisors

6:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Meet your Learner Services advisor in our virtual Mix & Mingle. You will have the chance to connect face to face in a small group setting with your Learner Services advisor who has been with you every step of the way on your UMA journey. Each UMA Grad has been assigned a meeting day with their advisor and will receive an email with more information.

RSVP here.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Graduate Resources Information Session – Financial Literacy Services

Noon–12:30 p.m. ET

Trying to navigate the ins and outs of student loans can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone. The Financial Literacy Services team is here to assist you with matters related to your student loans. We can explain your student loans in clear terms to help you understand all your options, no matter what your loan situation is. We also act as your advocate and sometimes even communicate directly with your loan servicer. You’ve made an investment in your future, and Financial Literacy Services is here to help you manage your loans wisely.

No RSVP required.

Mix & Mingle – Learner Services Advisors

6:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Meet your Learner Services advisor in our virtual Mix & Mingle. You will have the chance to connect face to face in a small group setting with your Learner Services advisor who has been with you every step of the way on your UMA journey. Each UMA Grad has been assigned a meeting day with their advisor and will receive an email with more information.

RSVP by Friday, September 18th to attend: RSVP here.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Graduate Resources Information Session – Career Services

Noon–1:00 p.m. ET

Learn more about Career Services! We’ll start focusing on the job hunt, together. From your personalized résumé and cover letter, to job interviews and your first few weeks in a new position—we’re here to support you. Join us to learn more about just some of the ways we help you prepare for a new career in allied healthcare.

Mix & Mingle – Clearwater Campus

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Reunite with your fellow classmates, instructors, and UMA support team from the Clearwater Campus in a virtual get together to celebrate UMA’s newest graduates. Clearwater Campus students only.

RSVP by Friday, September 18th to attend: RSVP here, select Clearwater Campus as advisor name.

Mix & Mingle – Online Faculty, Instructors and Program Directors

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a virtual Mix & Mingle to connect face to face with UMA Faculty members, Instructors and Program Directors. Attendees will be grouped by program.


Friday, September 25, 2020

Mix & Mingles – Career Services Advisors

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Meet your Career Services advisor in our virtual Mix & Mingle. You will have the chance to connect face to face in a small group setting with your Career Services advisor who you have worked with for job placement. Graduates will be grouped by region.

RSVP by Wednesday, September 23rd to attend: RSVP here.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Commencement Ceremony

Noon ET

Join us for a live virtual Commencement ceremony celebrating the UMA Class of 2020! The ceremony will be streamed online for all graduates, family and friends to watch. No in-person event will be taking place. No RSVP required.

Career & Continuing Education Fair

1:00–4:00 p.m. ET

Join us following Commencement for our Career & Continuing Education Virtual Fair where you’ll have an opportunity to mingle with our Career Services Advisors to learn about employer partners who are currently hiring UMA graduates and catch up on the benefits our partner schools offer for those interested in continuing their higher education.