The University of Maine at Farmington’s 2019 Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors, Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 10:30am.

The ceremony will take place in the large parking lot behind the the UMF Einar A. Olsen Student Center, located at the corner of High Street and South Street on the Farmington campus. The Keynote speaker and student speaker are TBA.

Admission to the outdoor event is wide open — no ticket required. Seating is first-come / first-served, so plan accordingly.

Guests who would prefer to watch the ceremony live over closed-circuit TV may do so inside Lincoln Auditorium, located in the Gwilym Roberts Learning Center, adjacent to where Commencement will be held. The event is also livestreamed on the UMF website.

Graduating students, faculty, platform guests will march down High Street in their regalia from Dearborn Gymnasium and proceed to the Commencement staging area behind the Olsen Student Center.

In Case of Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather the Commencement ceremony will be held inside the UMF Fitness & Recreation Center, located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Quebec Street. There will be no outdoor march.

Admission to the indoor ceremony is limited to those with “Fitness and Recreation Center” tickets. Graduating students will have received their allotment of tickets well in advance.

Guests are welcome to watch the indoor ceremony live over closed-circuit TV inside Lincoln Auditorium, located in the Gwilym Roberts Learning Center, adjacent to the Olsen Student Center on High Street, and also in classrooms inside UMF’s Education Center building, located at the corner of High Street and Lincoln Street.

Livestreamed

UMF’s Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed here on UMF’s website whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors.

Real-Time Text Streaming

For those interested, we are providing real-time text streaming services provided by 1CapApp. Click here for instructions and support for installing the real-time text application on your PC or Mac computer.

Parking

Commencement parking will be available in all of our other campus parking lots, located throughout campus.

There may also be some (but not much) on-street parking wherever guests can find it.

All parking is on a first-come / first-served basis.

There will be designated handicapped parking nearby the site where the ceremony takes place. If Commencement is held outdoors, handicapped parking will be available near the Olsen Student Center. In case of inclement weather and the ceremony has been moved indoors, handicapped parking will be available near the Fitness & Recreation Center.

Commencement Links

Directions to UMF
Campus Map (pdf)

Contact Us

Office of the Provost/
Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maine at Farmington
Merrill Hall
224 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938
Tel: 207.778.7276
Fax: 207.778.8189
Email: salord@maine.edu