Office of Registration & Scheduling Services

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Almost Ready to Graduate?

The University of Southern Maine has one Commencement Ceremony a year which is held in May. Anyone who has applied for graduation or graduated since the last ceremony will be sent information about Commencement. See the Academic Calendar for Commencement date.

After your last semester has been completed, your appropriate Dean or Department will certify that you have completed all requirements and will notify the Registrar's Office. Diplomas will be produced and mailed at that time. 

You must let the Registration & Scheduling Services know you are ready to graduate.

To do so, please log into MaineStreet, and then select Student Self Service, then Student Center, then other academic, then apply for graduation, and follow the prompts.

Or you may print and complete an Application for Degree.

If you have any questions about Commencement, please contact Registration & Scheduling Services at 207-780-5230.


This year's ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center).

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