Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of USM's Class of 2016!                

Commencement 2016 will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 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 students walking across stage at The University of Southern Maine's 2016 Commencement
The University of Southern Maine celebrated its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday with approximately 950 graduate and undergraduate students marching across the Cross Insurance Arena stage following remarks by Maine statesman George Mitchell.
Peyton Dostie
Anyone who speaks with Dostie can recognize that she exudes a modesty most wouldn't expect from an NCAA national champion, let alone a college student. But she is also in control: on the field, on the track and, most importantly, in the classroom.
James M. Brown
James M. Brown occupies a unique niche in the world of classical music, and describes how he discovered his voice, how he's developed it at USM's School of Music, and where it might take him next.