Candidates for a graduate degree (Doctoral, Specialist, and Master’s) are celebrated in their own commencement ceremony.
Doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to attend commencement. The hooding ceremony is a meaningful and memorable culminating event celebrating years of scholarly work. It recognizes both the candidate and their advisor.
Doctoral and MFA candidates should complete the commencement form by the deadline on the Graduate School website. The form can be found here.
Candidates for specialist and master’s degrees should reserve a seat for participation in commencement using the online form during their final semester of their graduate career.
Prior to commencement, the Documents Specialist will send additional information to
doctoral candidates regarding line-up procedures. All other graduate candidates will
be contacted by the Registrar’s Office.
Information about USM's commencement ceremonies can be found at the commencement webpage.