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

Apply to Graduate!

The University of Southern Maine has one Commencement Ceremony a year held in May. In order to participate in the Ceremony on May 4th, 2024, you MUST apply to graduate on MaineStreet by March 1st, 2024. For more information on how to apply to graduate, please click the button below.

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.