Pre-Graduation Checklist

Complete application to graduate

  1. Access U-ONLINE
  2. Enter your Nor'easter ID and Password
  3. Select the Student Services menu
  4. Select the Student Records menu
  5. Select the Apply to Graduate – Candidate for Graduation menu
  6. In the Curriculum Section, select the curriculum and click Submit.  Please review this information carefully.  If the curriculum displayed does not correctly reflect your current curriculum, DO NOT PROCEED.  Please contact the Registrar’s office to update your record
  7. Select the graduation date from the drop-down menu and click Continue
  8. Select the ceremony attendance option and click Continue
  9. Select a diploma name option from the drop-down menu  and click Continue
  10. Select a diploma address option from the drop-down menu and click Continue
  11. Optionally edit your diploma address and click Continue
  12. Please verify the Graduation Application Summary  and click Submit Request
  13. Please review the Graduation Application Signature Page to review the additional requirements to be accepted as a candidate for graduation. 

Pick up your invitations in Student Affairs

Available just prior to Spring Break

If you are on campus, please pick up your invitations in person:

  • Biddeford Campus- Student Affairs: 129 Decary Hall
  • Portland Campus- Graduate and Professional Student Affairs: 02 Proctor Hall
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine : 127 Stella Maris

COM, CAS, WCHP, CDM and COP students who are away from campus or online learners can have invitations mailed to them. Please contact the appropriate Student Affairs Office: COM: (207) 602-2329, CAS: (207) 602-2372, and WCHP, CDM or COP: (207) 221-4212.

Check Graduation Website Often

Students/families will receive an informational postcard concerning graduation in late February. This postcard will direct students and their families to the graduation/commencement website. Please check the graduation webpages often as they are updated frequently. 

Be sure to print out, complete and return any necessary forms or RSVP to receptions/events.

Order Regalia

Undergraduate, Master's, and CAGS regalia will be available in the Bookstore and on the web in early April. Regalia MUST be purchased by the end of April to ensure that students have what they need for the commencement ceremonies.

DO students rent their regalia (tam, gown, tassel, and hood) through the COM Office of Recruitment, Student & Alumni Services; that office can be reached at (207) 602-2329 or via email at Pharm.D., DMD and DPT students rent their regalia (tam, gown, tassel, and hood) through the Office of Graduate & Professional Student Affairs; that office can be reached at (207) 221-4212 or via email at

Plan the Visit

We strongly encourage early reservations. Other events are happening in Portland on the same weekend as our graduation ceremony.

Find Hotels

Check out the information regarding Disability Access if someone in your party needs special accommodations.

Commencement will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.  Click here to view Directions & Parking information for the Civic Center.  Pre-Commencement events will take place on either campus or at off-campus locations as indicated (refer to each college's "Pre-Commencement and Events" list).  Click here to view directions to the University’s campuses.

Prepare for Life Beyond UNE

Contact Career Services for assistance with your current job search and save their contact information for any future job searches.

Also, Remember that your relationship with UNE doesn't end after Commencement, but merely begins a new stage. Here's how we can all keep in touch

Attend a Student Loan Exit Interview

  • Biddeford Campus Undergraduate Students: Dates and Times to be posted soon
  • Dental Hygiene Students: Dates and Times to be posted soon
  • Nursing Students: Dates and Times to be posted soon
  • Graduate Student groups are arranged by each academic department. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.

Please note these dates and times, and arrive promptly.