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Congratulations Class of 2017!  

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

Commencement 2017 will be held on Saturday, May 13th.
The ceremony will begin at 9 AM (please plan to arrive no later than 8 AM; doors open at 7:30 AM)

Celebration Graduation

In the Portland Bookstore

Wednesday, May 3rd    
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 Announcements
We will be selling unpersonalized graduation announcements in our stores.  

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

Class Rings

A representative from Balfour will be showing class rings and taking orders in Portland during the Grad Fair on May 3rd. 

You can also go to Balfour's website to browse options and 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 options, visit their website and type "University of Southern Maine" in the upper right-hand corner. 

Caps & Gowns
Caps and Gowns are available at the USM Bookstore starting on May 1st at 10 am. 
They are then available in our Portland store until the day before graduation. Regalia is available to pre-order through our website starting in April but will not be ready for picking up or shipping until May 1st.

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 store do not need to pre-order. Just come in on or after May 2nd.

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: