The first ceremony will begin at 9 AM (please plan to arrive no later than 8 AM) and will include all the graduates from Women and Gender Studies, the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and the College of Science, Technology, and Health (except the School of Nursing).
The second ceremony will begin at 2 PM (please plan to arrive no later than 1 PM) and will include the School of Nursing, the College of Management and Human Service, and Lewiston Auburn College.
In the Portland Bookstore
Wednesday, May 1st 10am - 2pm
Come pick up your cap and gown & enter drawings to win many exciting prizes! There will be vendors and services of interest to new graduates.
We sell unpersonalized graduation announcements in our stores. They are $1.95 each.
You can also order them directly from Balfour if you want them personalized.
A representative from Balfour will be showing class rings and taking orders in Portland during the Grad Fair on May 1st.
You can also go to Balfour's website to browse the options and to place an order.
We also offer customization of the moulding type and matting color with Church Hill Classics. To see the options, visit their website and type in "University of Southern Maine" in the upper right-hand corner.
Caps & Gowns
Caps and Gowns are available at the USM Bookstores starting on May 1st at 10 am at our Celebration Graduation event.
They are then available in our stores until the day before graduation. They are available to pre-order through our website but they will not be ready for picking up or shipping out until May 1st.
|A Bachelor's Cap, Gown, and Tassel is $25.95
A Master's Cap, Gown, and Tassell is $29.95
A Master's Hood is $18.95
A Doctoral set is $45.99
All Doctoral Graduates will receive an order form. Doctoral Regalia is not available through the website.
Students picking up their Caps and Gowns in the Portland or Gorham stores do not need to pre-order. Just come in on or after May 1st.
USM's black gowns are 'green' because each one recycles 15 plastic bottles.
Do you need a gift to show a graduate how proud you are? Or maybe you are graduating and need a gift to thank someone for helping you along the way.
Click here to view our Online Gift Catalog
For more information about Graduation (including directions and local accomodation info.) please visit: