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

Watch the Commencement 2023 Livestream

The University of Southern Maine’s 143rd Commencement Ceremony was livestreamed at 9am on Saturday, May 6th. Click the button below to watch!

Meet our Speakers for Commencement 2023

“I have found a community within USM that sees things in me and continues to believe in me, especially when I am occasionally struggling to do that on my own.”
— Nadine Bravo ’23, Student Commencement Speaker
Nadine Bravo ’23
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.