WVII, Q106.5 FM report traffic expected for UMaine commencement ceremonies

WVII (Channel 7) and Q106.5 FM reported University of Maine Commencement-related traffic is expected in the Orono area Friday and Saturday. Maine Department of Transportation highway signs on Interstate 95 are warning of traffic delays at exits 191 and 193, the closest to the UMaine campus, WVII reported. Commencement events begin May 10 with the Graduate School Commencement at 4 p.m. at the Alfond Arena, and the Pinning Ceremony for the School of Nursing at 7 p.m. in the Collins Center for the Arts. On May 11, graduates of the College of Education and Human Development, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Division of Lifelong Learning and Maine Business School will participate in the morning Commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Alfond Arena. Graduates of the College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture will participate in the afternoon ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 11 at the Alfond, Q106.5 FM reported. Anyone who needs to travel to or through the area on those days should plan for extra time to reach their destination, according to the reports.