Outdoor Ceremony

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. All graduating students, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree candidates, will march down High Street from Dearborn Gymnasium and enter the ceremony area from the rear.

Admission to the outdoor event is free and 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. The public announcement to move the ceremony indoors will be made on this website and by other means as quickly as possible. If the ceremony is moved indoors there will be no outdoor march.

Admission to the indoor ceremony is also free but 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 and Room C-23, both located in the Gwilym Roberts Learning Center; and also North Dining Halls and The Landing, both located in the Olsen Student Center; and Thomas Auditorium, located in Ricker & Preble Halls.

Livestreamed online

UMF’s Commencement ceremony will be streamed live on UMF’s website whether the ceremony is held indoors or outdoors. The livestream will be available for viewing here for weeks afterward as well.

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 UMF 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  207-778-7256
amy.f.perreault@maine.edu