Photo of happy and excited graduates, wearing their caps and gowns during the Commencement ceremony.

Watch our Commencement Livestream!

The University of Southern Maine’s 144th Commencement Ceremony will take place at 9am on Saturday, May 4th, 2024. We will host a livestream of the full ceremony, and you can access the livestream by clicking the button below.

Meet our 2024 Commencement Speakers

Tom Caron, Commencement Speaker
Hamido Hassan ’24, Student Commencement Speaker
Joe Wishcamper, Honorary Degree Recipient

Completing your degree?

You may still apply to receive your degree in May 2024; however, the deadline to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 4th has passed. To apply for degree completion please complete the PDF application and return it via email to or in person either in Luther Bonney Room 140 for Portland or Bailey Hall Room 107 in Gorham, as soon as possible.

The deadline to submit your application to have your degree awarded for Spring 2024 is Friday, May 3rd.

Overview of Portland campus from bird's eye view. You can see the where the sky meets ocean, and many buildings on the Portland campus.

Commencement Questions?

Do you have questions about Commencement? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages, or submit your question to us and our team will get back to you with an answer!

Pictured are three students at the Commencement ceremony with their backs to the camera, showing the viewers their graduation caps which have been decorated with flowers and quotes.

Commencement Items at the University Store

Ordering for gown, cap, tassel, hoods and specialty items are available online.