The Southern Maine Commencement will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Woodfords Corner Congregational Church.  You do not need tickets for your guests.  The ceremony should last one hour.

Directions to Woodfords Church in Portland

From the Maine Turnpike -- Take exit 48.  Turn left after the toll gate.  Go to the traffic light at the top of the hill. Turn left onto Rt. 25/Brighton Avenue.  Bear left at the 6th traffic light between a Lutheran church and the Cumberland Farms store.  You will be on Woodford Street.  Cross the railroad tracks and the church will be about 1/4 mile on your right. 

From Interstate 295: Take exit 6B, Forest Avenue North.  Go to the 6th traffic light.  Cross the railroad tracks and the church will be about 1/4 mile on your right. 

Petition to graduate

In order to take part in the commencement activities, you must petition to graduate. Go to and click on Graduation Petition. Please read all directions and information carefully when submitting your petition because the data submitted on this form is used to generate your diploma and commencement documents.

Caps and gowns and announcements

Academic regalia, commencement announcements and tickets can be picked up in the Husson Bookstore beginning Monday, April 15.  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.   The Bookstore will be open on Commencement Day from 9 am – 1:30 pm

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 775-6212, or email to let us know so we can make the appropriate arrangements.


For your benefit we have made arrangements with Maineline Photos., for a professional photographer to record the moment you receive your degree. The full-color proofs of these photos will be mailed to your home approximately one week after your commencement. Families are asked to remain in their seats, enjoy the ceremony and limit picture taking to before and after the ceremony.

Degrees and honors

Each graduate will receive an empty degree folder.  Personalized degree certificates will be mailed after the completion of full academic review.