Key Dates

March 15

Deadline to apply to graduate on MaineStreet.

March 22

Pick up Commencement Guest Tickets at the University Bookstore Grad Fair.

April 17

At 8 a.m. the Additional Ticket Request Form will become available.

April 21

Deadline to pick up Commencement Guest Tickets from University Bookstore.  Any tickets left unclaimed at 5 p.m. on April 21 will be considered forfeited.

May 3

Maine Day.

May 5

Deadline to request special accommodations for Commencement guests.

May 5

Last full day of classes.

May 8 – 12

Final exams.

May 12, 2017

11 a.m. — Army ROTC Commissioning (Minsky Hall)

4 p.m. — Graduate Student and Faculty Recognition Ceremony (Alfond Arena)

7 p.m. — Nursing Pinning (Collins Center for the Arts)

May 13, 2017

9:30 a.m. — Morning Ceremony – Harold Alfond Arena

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Division of Lifelong Learning
  • Maine Business School

2:30 p.m. — Afternoon Ceremony – Harold Alfond Arena

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture

​On​ the ‘Guest Tickets’ page:


Alternative Commencement Viewing Area

An area in the North Pod of the Memorial Union on Campus will be set up for any guests without tickets to view a live stream of the Commencement Ceremonies.

Guest tickets will not be required to view the live stream in the Memorial Union.

The live stream will also be accessible via the Live Video tab of the Commencement Website.​