Graduation

General Information:

  • All students must apply to graduate whether or not they opt to attend the Commencement ceremony.
  • The Application for Graduation may be submitted up to one year prior to the actual term of graduation.
  • Applications must be received on or before the March 15 deadline for inclusion in the Commencement Program.
  • Tickets for Commencement are issued only to those students who apply on or before the March 15 deadline. Typically, there is limit of 5 tickets per student; however, the number may range from 3-6 depending on the number of students graduating.
  • When providing a diploma address, keep in mind that diplomas are mailed approximately two months after the date of graduation.


Undergraduate students:  Each student is responsible for knowing and following the policies governing his or her course of study and for fulfilling all academic requirements for the degree sought.  Students should direct questions about academic policies and degree requirements to their academic advisor or to their academic dean or program coordinator.  Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for Degree/Graduation requirements.  Each college is responsible for verifying that students have completed their degree requirements.  This process occurs within 60 days of the end of the term.

Graduate students:  Refer to the Graduate School website for details on the graduation process for all graduate students.

Timeline:

There are three graduations per year with one May commencement ceremony. The deadlines for applying for these graduation dates are as follows:

Graduation Deadline
May March 15th
August* July 15th
December November 15th


* Note:  Students taking May Term/Summer University courses to complete degree requirements will be potential August graduates.
Students apply to graduate using MaineStreet.

Application Process

Students apply to graduate using MaineStreet.

 1.  In MaineStreet, navigate to the Student Center: Student Self-Service > Student Center. From the “other academic…” drop down list, select Apply for Graduation.

Apply for graduation

2.  The application is populated with current college, major and concentration information. The student’s dean’s office should be contacted to make any required changes.  Select the Program name link to initiate  the application.

 

program link

3. A student who may be earning a double degree will need to submit the application for both programs. After selecting the first program, use the Select Additional Program button for the double degree application.

additional program

4.  Complete the application details as shown below and select Submit. Upon successful submission, a confirmation email will be sent.

Graduation Application details

Questions regarding graduation or the application process can be sent to:gradapply@umit.maine.edu

Viewing/Changing the Application

Submitted applications may be reviewed and changed at any time by returning to Apply for Graduation and selecting the View Application link.

View Application

Note:  Multiple applications will be listed if an application has been previously submitted.  Only the most recent one will permit changes.

To change the Expected Graduation Term, use the Look Up icon to search for the new term and select the Change Term button.

Change Term

Diploma Replacement

Students may request a replacement diploma by submitting the Replacement Diploma Request Form.Each request requires a payment of $30 (checks payable to the University of Maine). A replacement diploma may be issued for a deceased student with valid documentation of the student’s death (a copy of the obituary, death certificate, or executor of will.) Requests are typically processed within 7 days.