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USM Multicultural Graduation Ceremony - 2014
Several ceremonies are taking place prior to USM's 2016 Commencement, including the Multicultural Graduation Ceremony on May 3, the Lavender Graduation Ceremony on May 4, the Veterans Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 5, and the Nurse Pinning Ceremony on May 13.
2016 Commencement Student Speaker Melissa Bell
Economics student Melissa Bell will be USM's Student Speaker at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony on May 14.
Meredith H. Jones
Former president and CEO of the Maine Community Foundation, Meredith H. Jones, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the 2016 Commencement.
Photo of former Maine Senator George Mitchell
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce that former Maine Senator George Mitchell will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.
Photo of Alyssa Withee
From the first day Alyssa Withee stepped on campus, the Political Science major and Women and Gender Studies minor committed herself to diligent work and preparation to assure her dreams become a reality.
Photo of Lorne Miller Courtesy of USM Athletics
Lorne Miller was originally drawn to the University of Southern Maine by the prospect of continuing his hockey career, but the Marketing major had a bigger idea in mind -- to share his family's idea with the world.
Photo of Class of 2015 Graduate Alexis Semuhoza
Alexis Semuhoza's journey to graduation from USM has been a long and arduous one, beginning with his escape from genocidal Rwandan militiamen who invaded his home country some 20 years ago.
Photo of graduates turning their tassels from commencement 2014
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce renowned Presidential Inaugural poet Richard Blanco as their 2015 Commencement speaker. Blanco is the fifth Presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, and he has won numerous awards and accolades for his works, and is one of today's most influential poets.
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