Commencement

Professor of Music Michele Kaschub, Senior Marshal, led the Faculty at the 134th USM Commencement Ceremony.
Faculty Marshals for the Class of 2014
Graduates of the Class of 2014!
Turning the tassels on the Class of 2014
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Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of USM's Class of 2015!                

Commencement 2015 will be held on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 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 Class of 2015 Graduate Alexis Semuhoza
Alexis Semuhoza's journey to graduation from USM has been a long and arduous one, beginning with his escape from genocidal Rwandan militiamen who invaded his home country some 20 years ago.
Photo of graduates turning their tassels from commencement 2014
The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce renowned Presidential Inaugural poet Richard Blanco as their 2015 Commencement speaker. Blanco is the fifth Presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joining the ranks of Robert Frost and Maya Angelou, and he has won numerous awards and accolades for his works, and is one of today's most influential poets.
Applications for the 2015 Student Commencement Speaker Due by 4 PM, Friday, March 27, 2015.