USM Bookstore


Congratulations, Class of 2018!  

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

Commencement 2018 will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00 AM in the Cross Insurance Arena.

Celebration Graduation

Grad Fair in the USM Bookstore

Wednesday, May 2, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

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

You can 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 University of Southern Maine and 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 will be available in the USM Bookstore April 30 - May 10. If you cannot make it into the Bookstore on the Portland campus, we can ship your regalia to your house or to the Gorham or Lewiston campus. Regalia will be available to pre-order through our website starting in April but will not be ready for pickup or shipping until April 30.

Please note that pre-ordering is mainly intended for graduates whose regalia is being paid for by a third party. We will have a wide range of sizes in stock and there is no need to pre-order if you are between 4'9'' and 6'8". If you are 4'9" and shorter or 6'8" and taller, please pre-order or contact us by May 4 so we can be sure to have the right gown for you.


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


Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle:

USM's black gowns are 'green' because each one recycles 15 plastic bottles. Please consider giving your gown to a friend to wear in the future at their graduation. We do sell hats and tassels separately if someone already has a gown. We also accept gowns back as donations to make available for future students in need.  


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 ticketin, directions, and local accomodation info.) please visit the Commencement webpage.