Commencement

Prepare

Commencement is an exciting time and can be a bit hectic.  Take a few moments to review the check list to ensure you know what to do and where to go once you arrive.

  1. Print out your General Public Ticketfor you and your guests.
  2. Students: Make sure you bring Cap/Tassle and Gown.  Dress cool under your gown as it can get warm during the ceremony.
    Family Members:  Bring a camera, ticket
  3. Family members, please arrive early if you want a seat closer to the stage.  Seating is available but limited after 8:30 AM.
  4. Parking is available at the Spring Street Parking Garage (Fee) and on the USM Portland Campus (shuttle services available).  Street parking follows city parking guidelines and could result in a parking ticket.
  5. Family members (with tickets) need to use the Cross Insurance Arena main entrances on Spring Street and Free Street.
  6. Graduates (with ticket and regalia) must enter at the Spring & Center Street Entrance.
  7. Check seating map to know where graduates will be on the floor.