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University Commencement Ceremony

On May 16, 2020, at 10 a.m., the University of New England will award more than 1,800 bachelor's, master's, and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, pharmacy, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, human services, education, management, and the liberal arts during its 185th University Commencement Ceremony at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.

Order of Ceremonies

  • Musical Selections
  • Processional
  • Mace Bearer
  • America the Beautiful
  • Welcome
  • Opening Remarks
  • Honorary Degree Presentations
  • Commencement Address
  • Presentation of Degree Candidates
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • Turning of the Tassels 
  • Recessional

Guest Tickets

The May 16, 2020, University Commencement Ceremony is a ticketed event for all guests. Please visit our Tickets/Invitations page for more details.

*Exact order of ceremonies subject to change. Please check this website for the latest information.