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Commencement at the Cross Center

Commencement 2018

Husson University Class of 2018 Commencement Information

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Cross Insurance Center

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

The two main events are the commencement and the academic hooding. The commencement is for all graduates, regardless of what degree you have earned. The academic hooding ceremony is for people receiving a Master or Doctoral degree.


The Husson University Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Cross Insurance Center at 515 Main Street in Bangor, and is expected to last 2 1/2 hours. 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.

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 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the Newman Gymnasium on the Bangor campus. All graduate students will receive a letter with more information later in the spring.

Live Feed of the Graduation Ceremony

A link to the live feed of the Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, can be found on this website just before the ceremony.


Food and beverage refreshments will be available inside the Cross Insurance Center.

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

Caps and gowns

Academic regalia can be picked up in the Husson Bookstore beginning Wednesday, April 11. 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. To look online go to

For more information about caps and gowns, follow this link for a Q&A.


If you would like to purchase graduation announcements the Husson Bookstore has arranged for that.  Simply use the link posted below. 

Questions about announcements should be directed to the Husson Bookstore at 207.947.2270. 

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, to let us know so we can make the appropriate arrangements. 


Commencement guests will be directed to parking areas.


For your benefit, we have made arrangements with Lifetouch Studio, 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 a full academic review. The valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2018 will be announced at the ceremony.

Hotel accommodations

Remind your family to make hotel reservations early. Most hotels in the greater Bangor area have established rates for the Husson Commencement. Be sure to mention that they are coming for the ceremony when making arrangements.

Calendar of events

Graduate Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 4, 7 p.m., Newman Gymnasium

Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m., Cross Insurance Center