The Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019. More information to follow soon.

Graduate students completing your degree(s) in May 2019, August 2019, or for December 2018 graduates:

  • Apply to Graduate in MaineStreet by February 1, 2019

Please contact the Graduate School at or 207.581.3291 with any questions.

Doctoral Student Eligibility

Eligibility for doctoral students to participate in Commencement ceremonies are as follows:

  • May 2019 doctoral candidates that have successfully completed all degree requirements
  • August 2019 doctoral candidates who have successfully defended their dissertation by April 26th
  • December 2018 graduates
  • August 2018 graduates who did not participate in May 2018 ceremonies

Reminder: August candidates participating in May Commencement must apply to graduate for August 2019 by February 1st.

Accessible Seating & Accommodation Requests

More information to follow shortly.

Regalia Information

Master’s & Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Students

Graduates must wear caps and gowns (regalia), and bring hoods to the ceremony. The cost of the cap, gown, and hood will be announced shortly and will be available for purchase at the University Bookstore on campus (online students should contact the Bookstore to purchase regalia). During the ceremony you will be hooded by the Dean of your College and a member of the Executive Committee of the Graduate Board.

Doctoral Students

Graduates must wear caps and gowns (regalia) to the ceremony. The cost to rent regalia will be announced shortly. Contact Betty Campbell at 207.581.1735 or in the University Bookstore to request regalia. The University will be unable to respond to orders placed after the April deadline.

Photos and Flowers


More information on the official photographer to follow soon. 


More information on the official flower vendor to follow soon. 

Reception Information

More information on the Reception to follow soon.