Class of 2021 Commencement

Following a careful review of Maine’s most recent guidelines for gatherings, UNE is excited to announce that on Saturday, May 15, we will hold in-person graduation ceremonies at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford for the College of Arts and Sciences, the undergraduate division of the Westbrook College of Health Professions, and the College of Dental Medicine. On Sunday, May 16, we will hold virtual ceremonies for the graduate division of the Westbrook College of Health Professions, the College Osteopathic Medicine, and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. 

Due to current Maine gathering limits, we unfortunately cannot accommodate guests at our in-person ceremonies, but all ceremonies will be livestreamed at une.edu/live so that loved ones can celebrate with you virtually. Please continue to monitor this website for further details.

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Headshot of Dr. Shah

2021 Commencement Speaker

Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a trusted voice in Maine’s coronavirus pandemic response, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the Commencement address at the University of New England’s 186th Commencement exercises on May 15 and 16, 2021.

Shah, who was appointed as director of the Maine CDC in June 2019, will deliver his remarks via video at each of the University’s six individual college graduation ceremonies.

2021 Ceremonies

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford.
View the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony program (PDF)

College of Dental Medicine

The College of Dental Medicine Graduation Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 15, at 5 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford.
View the College of Dental Medicine graduation ceremony program (PDF)

College of Graduate and Professional Studies (UNE Online)

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 16, at 5 p.m. View the College of Graduate and Professional Studies graduation ceremony program (PDF)

College of Osteopathic Medicine

The College of Osteopathic Medicine Virtual Graduation Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m.
View the College of Osteopathic Medicine graduation ceremony program (PDF)

Westbrook College of Health Professions

The Westbrook College of Health Professions Graduation Ceremony for undergraduates will be held on Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m. at the Harold Alfond Forum in Biddeford.
View the Westbrook College of Health Professions undergraduate graduation ceremony program (PDF)

The Westbrook College of Health Professions Virtual Graduation Ceremony for graduate students will be held on Sunday, May 16, at 1 p.m.
View the Westbrook College of Health Professions graduate graduation ceremony program (PDF)

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