Commencement ceremony dates

University of Maine at Machias Commencement ceremony

Friday, May 5
11 a.m.
Performing Arts Center, Machias campus

University of Maine Graduate School Commencement ceremony

Friday, May 5
4 p.m.
Alfond Arena

University of Maine Commencement ceremonies for undergraduates — Class of 2023

morning ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

College of Education and Human Development

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Maine Business School

Division of Lifelong Learning

afternoon ceremony, 2:30 p.m.

College of Engineering

College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

Saturday, May 6
Alfond Arena

Note: UMaine graduates are expected to remain in their seats for the duration of the three-hour ceremony they attend.

Important upcoming dates for 2023 graduates

Feb. 1: Deadline to apply to graduate

To participate in commencement ceremonies, students must apply on MaineStreet by Feb. 1. Visit for information about requirements and the application process. For assistance, contact or 207.581.1288. 
Note: Applying to graduate by Feb. 1 ensures your name will be on the Alfond Stadium scoreboard and in the commencement program, unless you request otherwise.

March 22: Grad fair

Get your regalia and more. Visit our Grad Fair page for further details. 

More information about Commencement 2023 will be posted to this website as it becomes available.

Commencement tickets

Commencement tickets are required for guests attending the Saturday, May 6 ceremonies in Alfond Sports Arena.

All University of Maine undergraduates who applied to graduate by the Feb. 1, 2023, deadline are eligible to receive up to five guest tickets for their ceremony.  A message was sent to your email address on March 22 with a submission form to claim your tickets. The deadline to claim tickets is Friday, April 14.

After submitting the form, mobile tickets will be sent directly to you. These tickets can be printed or scanned from a smartphone. Please distribute tickets to your guests as necessary prior to the morning of commencement. Note that all tickets will be scanned, so duplicate entries will not be permitted inside the arena. 

For graduates wishing to invite more than five guests, any unclaimed tickets will become available after the April 14 deadline. Extra tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a field in the submission form to indicate interest in additional tickets. 

Commencement guest tickets are not required for the Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5. More information is available on the Graduate School website.

Commencement livestream

All UMaine commencement events will be livestreamed. Please check this website for the livestream link available the day of the ceremonies.

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