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Frequently Asked Questions

Husson University will be livestreaming our 2022 Commencement ceremonies.

Commencement Ceremony:

Graduate Hooding Ceremony:

The following degree recipients are eligible to participate in the May 2022 commencement ceremonies:

  • Students who completed their degree in December 2021
  • Students who completed their degree in May 2022

Students who are within six credit hours of completing their degree requirements by the end of the Spring 2022 semester and registered for their final courses during the Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 semester may seek permission to participate in the commencement ceremony early. Students must first submit their petition to graduate through the student portal. When completing the petition to graduate, students must select either 2022/SS (2022 Summer) or 2022/FA (2022 Fall) as their completion term. After making this selection, students must then complete a permission to participate form. A copy of this form can be found on the Registrar's Office Google site. Students will need to make sure to obtain all of the necessary approval signatures in order to attend commencement. After obtaining the necessary signatures, the application must be submitted to the Registrar's Office to be processed.

Yes, all students who would like to participate in commencement must be on the participant list no later than close of business on Friday, April 22, 2022.

There is ample seating at the Cross Insurance Center for guests. Tickets are not required.

The hooding ceremony will take place in the Newman Gymnasium on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

Cap and Gown Outfits and Graduation Announcements (Updated as of March 16th): 

  • Between now and Friday, April 1st, students that petitioned late or missed the original deadline can go to to reserve their cap & gown outfit. Note that payment will be due at time of pick up instore, not when preordering.  
  • Anyone that misses the April 1st deadline to preorder will need to wait until April 14th when the Bookstore begins distributing and collecting payment for outfits. Those students can come into the Bookstore or go onto the bookstore’s website,, to purchase without a preorder.  
  • If you are not local to Bangor and will need your outfit shipped to you, then you can place an order on the Husson Bookstore’s website. Cap & gown outfits will be visible for purchase on the Bookstore’s website starting April 14th Once your order is processed you will receive an email confirmation with tracking information. 
  • If you want to have a friend pick up your outfit, then you can place your order on the Bookstore’s website and provide the name of the person picking up your order in the comment section. The second email notification you receive will confirm that your order is ready for pick up, which may take one-two business days.  
  • As a reminder, you can preorder your cap & gown outfit prior to petitioning, but you will not be able to receive it unless your petition to graduate has been approved by the registrar’s office.  
  • If you are completing your program in August or December, but will be within 6 credits of completing all degree requirements by the end of this spring term, you may be eligible to request permission to participate in commencement this May.  Graduation petitions for August and December degree candidates will open on March 28th.  At that time you may also complete the form to officially request permission to participate in commencement. If you are not sure, or have any questions about the process, you can contact the registrar’s office at
  • If you are interested in ordering Announcements, you can go to Note that Announcements must be paid for at time of purchase and will ship directly to the address you provide. Announcements are not required; they are an optional service that is offered by Balfour. 
  • Students with an approved graduation petition and/or permission to participate may pick up the cap & gown outfit from the Husson University Bookstore between April 14th and May 6th. Bookstore hours will be 10-4 Monday – Thursday, 10-3:30 Friday.
  • For reference, payment is due when picking up in store or ordering online.  

2022 outfit pricing:  

Associate outfit (cap, gown, tassel) - $25 plus tax  

Bachelor outfit (cap, gown, tassel) - $25 plus tax  

Master outfit (cap, gown, tassel, hood) - $48 plus tax  

Doctor outfit (tam, gown, tassel, hood) - $105 plus tax   


Any questions regarding cap & gown outfits should be directed to the Husson University Bookstore, 207-947-2270 or 207-941-7114.  

The Cross Insurance Center is fully compliant with the requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition, the streaming video will include closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Any students or guests attending Commencement that have a disability should contact Elizabeth Atkinson, the director of accessibility services at Husson University’s Center for Student Success. Her phone number is 207.973.1017 and her email address is

All guests are subject to search prior to entering the Cross Insurance Center

The Cross Insurance Center uses metal detectors for all events

The Cross Insurance Center has a Bag Policy for all events

Any purses, brief cases, luggage, rollerbags, hardsided bags larger than 14” X 14” X 6” will not be allowed into the building.

Anyone interested in watching our Commencement Exercises who cannot be physically present at the event will be able to go to the University’s website and watch a live streaming video feed on Saturday, May 7, 2022. There is no charge to access this streaming video and no advance registration is required.

All graduating students should arrive at the Cross Insurance Center one hour prior to the Commencement Ceremony.

Yes. The bookstore will have a booth on the concourse before the ceremony for anyone who wishes to purchase Husson University branded apparel, drinkware, diploma frames and other items. Individuals can also make purchases through the bookstore’s website at