Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of USM's Class of 2016!                

Commencement 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 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 Casey Webster
Casey Webster, a 2009 graduate with a bachelor's in Business Administration, will get ready to walk across the commencement stage yet again. She has just wrapped up her master's in Public Policy and Management from USM's Muskie School of Public Service and is not stopping there.
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.


On behalf of President Cummings, the USM Commencement Committee would like to ask  for recommendations on a commencement speaker for USM's Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony.