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Commencement will be held outside rain or shine under a large tent. We recommend that you dress comfortably for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking on grass.
Commencement will be broadcast and available for viewing in the Alfond Center.
Only guests with tickets will be admitted into graduation. Please make sure to have your tickets in hand.
Ticket distribution will take place in mid-April. On-campus students will be notified in advance where and when their tickets will be available for pickup. Students must have their student ID to get their tickets.
Online graduates will have tickets mailed to them by mid-April.
Commencement Photos of Maine, a private company, will be taking photos of the graduates as each receives his/her diploma.
DVDs may be purchased. DVD order form.
Flowers will be available to purchase on graduation morning.
Share your achievements with other Saint Joseph's students, families and alumni during Commencement by using the hashtag #SJCMEgrad on Twitter and Instagram.
Celebrate with us!
Friday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Please join us for the opening of the Commencement celebrations with Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m. Mass will take place outside under the tent.
Students and faculty will robe and march in procession for Mass. There will be no assigned seating for family and friends. No tickets are required.
If you have requested special needs parking for Saturday, please bring that parking pass with you to park as needed on Friday.
There will be a live stream of the Commencement exercises. Please check back later for more details.
Saturday, May 10th
Public Safety recommends families of students who live on campus plan to start moving after 2 p.m. once campus traffic has reduced. Please be considerate of the traffic flow following the ceremony when parking and moving out of the resident halls. Graduating students will need to be out of the resident halls by 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.
Saturday, May 10th
Parking will be available on campus. Please come early to make sure you have sufficient time to park. The traffic before the event can be significant.
Due to the considerable need for parking, we ask that you and your guests carpool to campus on Saturday. This will help to improve our parking and traffic situation.
You will enter the campus from Whites Bridge Road. As you proceed there will be staff to show you the way. Please do not stop your car to ask questions at the entrance, as this will bring the traffic flow to a halt.
We suggest that you arrive on campus as early as you can. Before 9 a.m. is recommended.
Saturday, May 10th
Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be served in the dining hall from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for all of our Commencement guests.
The College is pleased to award a Doctorate of Humane Letters to Peter Geiger, a Doctorate of Public Service to Dr. Ann Lemire, and Doctorate of Public Service to Maureen McCullough.
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
During graduation week the bookstore will be open Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The store has a wide variety of college-branded clothing and gifts, and will also have diploma frames on sale.
On-campus students will be notified when their cap and gown are available to pick up. Students must have their student ID to get their cap and gown.
Online graduates can pick up their cap and gown on campus during the hours the bookstore is open. If you plan on picking up your apparel on Saturday morning, we recommend you get there when the store opens at 8 a.m.
Accessible parking and seating will be available for guests with limited mobility. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 207-893-7796 no later than Friday, May 2nd. Please note: Special seating is limited to the individual with the mobility issue and one family member.