Student Graduation Information

On May 4

Graduates are expected to report to the New Balance Field House by 8:30 a.m. for the AM ceremony and 1:30 p.m. for the PM ceremony. Enter through the doors under the big M. Regalia obtained through the Bookstore must be worn to participate in ceremonies.

  • Bring or wear the cap and gown (regalia) to the Field House
  • The tassels on your cap are to the right

AM Ceremony

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

PM Ceremony

College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences
Maine College of Engineering and Computing

At the Field House

Do not bring personal belongings to the Field House – the University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Obtain your blue reader card with your name pre-printed
  • Line up with your college

Students begin marching at 9:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. Graduates will be led through the center aisle of the Alfond Arena to their seats. If the ceremony has already begun, find an usher to escort you to a seat. Once the ceremony begins, University staff will indicate when to go on stage.

During the Ceremony

  • University staff will indicate when to go on stage
  • Take the blue reader card with you on stage
  • Leave your personal belongings and the program at your seat
  • Hand the blue reader card to the reader
  • Proceed to your college Dean to receive your degree folder
  • The photographer will take your picture as you walk across the stage
  • Shake hands with President and Provost
  • Continue off stage
  • Stop at the designated spot for graduation photo
  • Return to your seat as directed by the University staff
  • Remain seated for the entire ceremony out of courtesy to your fellow graduates