Commencement Day

Information for Graduating Students


Rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. in the gym. Graduate Division students should bring their hoods to rehearsal. A cap and gown are not required for rehearsal.

Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 4:00 p.m. in the Alfond Athletic Center. At the Honors Convocation, the College will recognize the following graduates:

  • Undergraduate students with honors (students with a final cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher)
  • Members of Alpha Chi
  • Veterans, both undergraduate and graduate
  • The Thomas Scholar, the undergraduate student(s) graduating this year with the highest cumulative GPA
  • Class Speakers and Class Marshals

We encourage you and your families to attend. If you have questions regarding your eligibility to graduate with honors, please contact the Registrar’s office at [email protected] or 207-859-1108.

Class of 2024 Dinner

The Class of 2024 Dinner for all graduates and their guests will be held Friday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Spann Student Commons. Seating for dinner is limited and pre-registration is required.


Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. All graduates must be present in cap and gown to line up at 12 p.m. Please register in the gym lobby. The procession will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Seating in the field house is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The field house will be open to the public beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. The ceremony will also be streamed live via the Thomas website. Anyone requiring special needs or accommodations should contact Jesika Vick in the Graduate Affairs office at [email protected] or telephone 207-859-1102.

Immediately following graduation, there will be a reception on the Ayotte Auditorium lawn. Commencement photos will be available from Central Maine Photography ( approximately two weeks after graduation. 

Cap and Gown Pickup

Caps and gowns will be available for pickup in the Registrar’s office prior to Commencement Weekend. You will be notified when your cap and gown are available for pickup.