Office of Registration & Scheduling Services

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Almost Ready to Graduate? Don't Miss the April 1st Application Deadline!

The University of Southern Maine has one Commencement Ceremony a year which is held in May. Please note that a student who has a credit hour threshold of 114 credits by the end of the spring semester, and who is registered to earn 120 credits by the end of the summer, may walk in the Commencement ceremony.

The application deadline for December graduation is December 1st. 

Anyone who has applied for graduation or graduated since the last ceremony will be sent information about Commencement. See the Academic Calendar for Commencement date.

After your last semester has been completed, your appropriate Dean or Department will certify that you have completed all requirements and will notify the Registrar's Office. Diplomas will be produced and mailed at that time. 

You must let the Registration & Scheduling Services know you are ready to graduate. You must apply to graduate in order for your name to appear in the Commencement Program and to start the Degree Certification Process.

To do so, please log into MaineStreet, and then select Student Self Service, then Student Center, then other academic, then apply for graduation, and follow the prompts.

Or you may print and complete an Application for Degree.

If you have any questions about Commencement, please contact Registration & Scheduling Services at 207-780-5230.