About College Graduation Ceremonies

As part of Commencement activities, the University of New England recognized the accomplishments of its graduates at individual College Graduation Ceremonies held on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20. 

The 188th University Commencement Ceremony for UNE was held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine. The Commencement included all undergraduate and graduate students with full pomp and circumstance and officially conferred the degrees on the Class of 2023.

The six college ceremonies honored the academic achievements of the Class of 2023 and featured the presentation of awards and other distinctions to the graduating class. At the ceremonies, students individually crossed the stage to receive recognition and congratulations from the college dean, obtain their diploma holder, and have pictures taken.

Graduate ceremonies bestowed special recognition for master's and doctoral degree students by showcasing the placement of the hoods on the graduates, signifying their success in completing the graduate program. For many participants, the ceremony symbolized the culmination of graduate studies and the degree recipient’s transition from student to colleague.

2023 College Graduation Ceremonies

Ceremonies Information

College Date Time Location Downloadable Program Video
College of Arts and Sciences Friday, May 19 9 a.m. Cross Insurance Arena CAS Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the CAS Graduation Ceremony
College of Dental Medicine Friday, May 19 10 a.m. Girard Innovation Hall CDM Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the CDM Graduation Ceremony
Westbrook College of Health Professions Graduate Friday, May 19 1 p.m. Cross Insurance Arena WCHP Graduate Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the WCHP Graduation Ceremony (Graduate)
Westbrook College of Health Professions Baccalaureate (Undergraduate) Friday, May 19 5 p.m. Cross Insurance Arena WCHP Baccalaureate Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the WCHP Graduation Ceremony (Undergraduate)
College of Professional Studies (Online) Friday, May 19 5 p.m. Girard Innovation Hall CPS Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the UNE Online Graduation Ceremony
College of Osteopathic Medicine Saturday, May 20 3 p.m. Merrill Auditorium COM Ceremony Program (PDF) Watch the COM Graduation Ceremony