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Class of 2015
Congratulations Class of 2015!  

Graduation Details  |  Celebration Graduation  |  Caps & Gowns   
Graduation Announcements  |  Class Rings  |  Diploma Frames  |  Gifts

Commencement 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 9th.
The ceremony will begin at 9 AM (please plan to arrive no later than 8 AM; doors open at 7 AM)

Celebration Graduation

In the Portland Bookstore

Wednesday, April 29th    10am - 2pm

Come pick up your cap and gown & enter drawings to win many exciting prizes! There will be vendors and services of interest to new graduates.
Food, Friends, and Festivities!

Graduation tickets will be available at the USM Bookstores in Portland and Lewiston, as well as the Registar's Office in Gorham.


Graduation Announcements
We will be selling unpersonalized graduation announcements in our stores.  

You can also order them directly from Balfour if you want them personalized.

Graduation Tickets are free, but are limited to 5 per graduate.  They will be available at the USM Bookstores in Portland and Lewiston, as well as the Registar's Office in Gorham.
Food, Friends, and Festivities!

Class Rings

A representative from Balfour will be showing class rings and taking orders in Portland during the Grad Fair on April 29th. 

You can also go to Balfour's website to browse the options and to place an order.

 Order your Class Ring!


USM Diploma Frame #1

Diploma Frames
We have a great selection of USM Diploma frames.  
We also carry Maine School of Law Diploma Frames.

We also offer customization of the moulding type and matting color with Church Hill Classics.  To see the options, visit their website and type in "University of Southern Maine" in the upper right-hand corner. 

Caps & Gowns
Caps and Gowns are available at the USM Bookstores starting on April 29th at 10 am at our Celebration Graduation event.
They are then available in our stores until the day before graduation. They are available to pre-order through our website but they will not be ready for picking up or shipping out until April 29th.

A Bachelor's Cap, Gown, and Tassel is $29.95
A Master's Cap, Gown, and Tassel is $33.95
A Master's Hood is $21.95

All Doctoral Graduates will receive an order form.  Doctoral Regalia is not available through the website.
2013 Tassel

Students picking up their Caps and Gowns in the Portland or Lewiston stores do not need to pre-order. Just come in on or after April 29th.

USM's black gowns are 'green' because each one recycles 15 plastic bottles.

Graduation Gifts
Do you need a gift to show a graduate how proud you are? Or maybe you are graduating and need a gift to thank someone for helping you along the way.
Click here to view our Online Gift Catalog
Photo Frame

Other Resources
For more information about Graduation (including directions and local accomodation info.) please visit: 

2015 Graduation Announcements

Graduation Announcement

Communicate your accomplishments and upcoming graduation with your family, friends, and others who care about you. 
Each announcement comes with an outer envelope, an inner envelope, and a name plate.

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