Countdown to 2024 Commencement

3 graduates pose outside with their diplomas after graduation

Commencement Ceremony Dates:

University of Maine Machias, UMaine Machias Performing Arts Center

Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m.

* Commencement tickets are required for guests to join us in the Performing Arts Center, more information below

Commencement livestream

Zoom Webinar:

UMaine Machias YouTube:

A student poses with 2 family members outside after graduation

Post Commencement Celebration

Following the commencement ceremony, two food trucks, East Coast BBQ and Freshies Wood Fired Pizza, will be available on the mall for lunch purchases, along with seating for graduates and their guests.

Honors are awarded based on the following:

Associate Degrees, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above

Baccalaureate Degrees are conferred with Latin honors (gold cords), at commencement, for the following attainments of rank

  • summa cum laude: 3.70 GPA
  • magna cum laude: 3.50 GPA
  • cum laude: 3.30 GPA

* The University bases the GPA only on the student’s work at the University of Maine at Machias.

Student, Faculty and Staff Information:

Deadline to apply to graduate: February 1, 2024

Ordering Regalia:

Student link for ordering

  • Ordering will end on April 1, 2024. Please order as soon as possible to ensure you receive your order in time.
  • Orders will be mailed to the shipping address you provide.
  • Cap, gown, & tassel colors:
    • Associates (2-year) Degrees: cap and gown is black, tassel is navy.
    • Bachelors (4-year) Degrees:  cap and gown is black, tassel is black.
    • Certificates (Family Futures, Early College, etc.):  cap and gown is black, tassel is white.
A group of students and faculty pose together outside before graduation.


  • Date: Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Torrey Hall, First Floor Hallway

Please note:

  • Students participating in the commencement ceremony do not need tickets for themselves. 
  • Tickets are required for guests attending the event in the Performing Arts Center, however, there will be limited space for guests without tickets to watch the event livestream in Science 102 and the Reynold’s Center Conference Room. Seating for these additional spaces is first come, first served.
  • Students who are participating in the commencement ceremony are guaranteed 3 guest tickets for Performing Arts Center seating. If you have additional guests you would like tickets for, you may request to be put on the waiting list for additional guest tickets by emailing me @Sarahmarie Abernethy. Any available waitlist tickets will be first come, first served and there is no guarantee that waitlist tickets will be available.
    • Please note, the selling or buying of UMM Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. 
    • Any tickets that are discovered to have been bought or sold through email, social media, etc. will be forfeited.
    • Guest tickets cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Tickets will be available in the Office of the Dean and Campus Director in Powers Hall, room 101 from April 1st – April 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m (closed April 3rd).

Faculty and students marching in regalia do not need tickets.