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Commencement

Congratulations to the UNE Class of 2020

Please join us as the University of New England holds virtual College Graduation celebrations during the weekend of June 12­–14, 2020. While we plan to celebrate the Class of 2020 at a later date in-person when it is safe to do so, we hope you will virtually gather with your specific college to celebrate your achievements.

Watch: President Herbert announces virtual College Graduation ceremonies

More information about the online individual College Graduations will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

Please know that the postponement of the University Commencement ceremony will not affect the conferral of your degree or the receipt of your eDiploma and printed diploma. The College and University celebrations are wonderful events, but they represent the “party” that follows your graduation and are not required for you to actually graduate and receive your diploma.

Below are the process and timeline by which you will complete your requirements and be officially graduated and provided with your UNE diploma. 

May 18, 2020 — Official awarding of all UNE degrees in Banner. Please note: degrees will not be conferred for students with incomplete or insufficient grades, or for students completing degree requirements over the summer. Students completing degree requirements after May 11 will have degrees conferred at the end of August.

May 19–22, 2020 — Graduates will receive an email from Scrip-Safe with a verifiable electronic version of their diploma attached. The eDiploma cannot be printed, but the attachment can be emailed to potential employers. Graduates not receiving an eDiploma by Monday, May 25, should reach out to Brittany Brown (bbrown4@une.edu) in the Registrar’s Office.

May 19–July 3, 2020 — Scrip-Safe will print and package printed diplomas for mailing to each graduate. All graduating students will receive an email from stamps.com at their une.edu address, alerting them that the printed diploma has been mailed and providing a tracking number.

FAQ

When will my degree be awarded?
All degrees will be awarded in Banner on Monday, May 18, 2020.

How do I get an official transcript?
Official transcripts can be requested through self-service on UOnline or by mailing or faxing a Transcript Request form to the Registrar’s Office. Instructions can be found at the Registrar's Office website.

Do I have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for my diploma to arrive in the mail?
No. Graduates will receive an email with a verifiable electronic version of their diploma from Script-Safe during the week of May 18. The diploma cannot be printed, but the attachment can be emailed to potential employers, posted on social media, or linked to their LinkedIn account.

What if I am not at the address I put on my Application for Graduation?
Access UOnline and select “View Graduation Application” to verify the address. If the address needs to be updated, please email Brittany Brown in the Registrar's Office.

Can I order regalia? 
If you would like to order the regalia itself, we have Biddeford Campus regalia or Portland Campus regalia available for undergraduate and masters programs. Many providers of doctoral regalia are closed due to COVID-19. For those receiving doctoral degrees, we are continuing to determine options for you to obtain regalia if you so choose. We will provide updates here as they become available. With the semester complete and honors calculated, we will be mailing out honor cords, military cords, organization stoles and cords, pins, and other items typically worn with regalia at your ceremony.


2020 Commencement Events

The UNE College Graduation celebrations and University Commencement ceremony previously scheduled for May 15 and 16 have been postponed. UNE is actively working on rescheduling these celebrations for a later date and time. Please check back for more information.


For more information on Commencement email commencement@une.edu or call (207) 221-4444.