Graduate School Commencement

All University of Maine System universities and the Law School will be awarding degrees on schedule and recognizing the academic achievements of our graduating students. While traditional in-person commencement exercises are not possible during the pandemic, each university will determine an appropriate alternative celebration that balances the need to protect public health with the joyful recognition of our students’ academic aspirations and achievements.

Traditionally, this point in the spring semester is a time of great hope and anticipation for graduating students. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, our graduating students must remain hopeful and anticipate their bright futures. The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias understand and share the disappointment of our graduating students and their thousands of family members, friends, colleagues and other supporters at not being able to have the traditional in-person commencement at this time. But, the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias are planning virtual commencement celebrations for graduates and their families. In the coming weeks, updates and details will be available on the Commencement website. The Commencement Planning Committee will be reaching out to graduating students. We will be creative and responsive in planning the virtual commencement to help ensure that our 2020 graduating students receive the recognition and celebration of their achievements they so deserve.