Husson University Commencement at the Cross insurance Center

Husson University Class of 2017 Commencement Information

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Commencement Ceremony

This information is published by the Commencement Committee to help answer any questions you might have about your commencement. After you read this, if you still have questions, please call Julie Green at 941-7129, or email greenj@husson.edu.

Ceremony

The Husson University Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Cross Insurance Center at 515 Main Street in Bangor. You will be directed where to line up when you arrive at the facility. Please arrive at the Cross Insurance Center at 9:00 a.m. Tickets for your guests are not required. Early arrival is recommended to avoid traffic congestion and to obtain choice seating.

Directions to the Cross Insurance Center

From I-95 North or South:

Take Exit 182A to I-395 East. 
Follow to Exit 3B (Main Street) 
Take a right onto Main Street 
Take a left onto Buck Street at the Third light 
Parking is to the left; Enter through the Civic Center parking lot

From Route 1A:

From Ellsworth, travel to I-395 West 
Follow to Exit 3 (Main Street). 
Take a right onto Main Street 
Take a left onto Buck Street at the second light 
Parking is to the left; Enter through the Civic Center parking lot

Hotel accommodations

Most hotels in the greater Bangor area have established rates for the Husson Commencement.  Be sure to mention that you are coming for the ceremony when making arrangements.

Graduate Hooding Ceremony

To recognize the significance of receiving your graduate degree from Husson University, the University will hold a Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Newman Gymnasium on the Bangor campus. All graduate students will receive a letter with more information.

Caps and gowns and announcements

Academic regalia and commencement announcements can be picked up in the Husson Bookstore beginning Monday, April 17. The Bookstore is open Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. There is no charge for the regalia, but you must present a photo I.D. If you need your regalia shipped to you, please call the Bookstore at 947.2270 to make arrangements.  The cost for shipping and handling is $7.50.  The Bookstore carries diploma frames and other Husson alumni merchandise for those who may be interested.

Special needs

If you or one of your guests have special needs, such as special seating needs or are hearing impaired, you must either call 941-7129, or email greenj@husson.edu, to let us know so we can make the appropriate arrangements. 

Parking

Commencement guests will be directed to parking areas.

Photography

For your benefit we have made arrangements with Hockmeyer Studios, for a professional photographer to record the moment you receive your degree.  The full-color proofs of these photos will be posted on the web.  Information will be sent to your home address. 

Degrees and honors

Each graduate will receive an empty degree folder. Personalized degree certificates will be mailed after the completion of full academic review. The valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017 will be announced at the ceremony.

Calendar of events

Nurses Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 4, 1 p.m. Newman Gymnasium

Graduate Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 5, 7 p.m. Newman Gymnasium

Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. Cross Insurance Center