Commencement 2023 updates
- Kaitlin McCullough: Commencement singer shares her passion for music
- Lopez-Anido named 2023 Distinguished Maine Professor
- Call for nominations for Presidential awards
- Call for 2023 Commencement speakers open until Nov. 17
- Call for nominations for University of Maine honorary degrees
Commencement ceremony dates
University of Maine at Machias Commencement ceremony
Friday, May 5
Performing Arts Center, Machias campus
University of Maine Graduate School Commencement ceremony
Friday, May 5
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
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
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 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 @maine.edu 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.
All UMaine commencement events will be livestreamed. Please check this website for the livestream link available the day of the ceremonies.