Commencement

Former Maine Senator George Mitchell delivered the Commencement Address for the Class of 2016
Photo of George Mitchell speaking at USM's 2016 Commencement
Melissa Bell, student speaker for the Class of 2016.
Photo of student commencement speaker Melissa Bell
USM's 136th Commencement marked the return of the "Golden Grads" tradition. Alumni from the classes of 1960-1966 took part in the ceremony to commemorate the Class of 1966's 50th anniversary.
Photo of USM Golden Grads from the Classes of 1960-1966
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Congratulations to the Class of 2016!                

Commencement 2016 was held on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 in Portland, Maine at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center).

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.