Southern Maine Commencement

Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. Woodfords Church, Portland


This newsletter is published to help answer any questions you might have about your Commencement. After you read this, if you still have questions, please feel free to call Russell Strout, Student Services Coordinator, at 207-874-5804. You may also email Russell at or Michele at or stop by the campus during the posted campus hours of operation.


Your Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. in the Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland ME. The graduates will gather downstairs in the Church by 9:30 A.M. to practice the lineup for the procession to the sanctuary.


Each Graduate will receive 6 announcements. If you need more, please see Michele.

There are no tickets. Due to space limitations, and to be fair to all graduates, we request that you limit your guests to 6.

All Commencement regalia will be distributed from the Westbrook site beginning May 1st during normal business hours. Please call before making the trip to make sure gowns are here.


In order to take part in Commencement, you must petition to graduate. There is a form to fill out ONLINE - please see any staff member immediately if you have not yet filed a petition. You may also call the Registrar's Office in Bangor at 207-941-7160 to confirm you have petitioned.


If you have family or friends who are planning to attend Commencement and have special needs, such as special seating needs or hearing impairment, you must either call us at 874-5800, email, or stop by the Office to let us know so we can make the appropriate arrangements.