Commencement

2014 platform guests included honorary degree recipients, the commencement speaker, the student speaker, the student body president, and more!
Guests at USM's 134th Commencement Ceremony
Professor of Music Michele Kaschub, Senior Marshal, led the Faculty at the 134th USM Commencement Ceremony.
Faculty Marshals for the Class of 2014
Graduates of the Class of 2014!
Turning the tassels on the Class of 2014
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Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of USM's Class of 2015!                

Commencement 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center).

The ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM. The doors open at 7:00 AM. Graduates, please plan to arrive no later than 8:00 AM.

News & Events

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.
Applications for the 2015 Student Commencement Speaker Due by 4 PM, Friday, March 27, 2015.
Former Student Commencement Speaker Amanda Pleau
Apply to be USM's 2015 Student Commencement Speaker before 4 PM, Friday, March 27!