UMF Commencement – Saturday, May 8

This year, due to continued COVID restrictions, the University of Maine at Farmington is planning a different kind of Commencement.

The ceremony will be a pre-recorded video event, and available for viewing Saturday, May 8 at 10:30am on Youtube.

All portions of the ceremony — including students having their names announced as they march across the stage of UMF’s Nordica Auditorium in caps and gowns to receive their diplomas — will be pre-recorded in segments the weeks prior to May 8. The pre-recorded sessions will follow all Maine CDC, State and UMaine System COVID guidelines.

Graduating Bachelor’s and Master’s degree candidates will receive emailed details regarding the Nordica Auditorium marching schedule.

The pre-recorded segments will be edited into a final Class of 2021 Commencement Video that will premiere at 10:30am the morning of May 8, allowing graduating students, their families and their friends to watch the ceremony in its entirety together, safely and remotely: speeches, music, conferring of degrees and more. Of course, the 2021 Commencement video will also be available on Youtube for viewing for years to come.

Details regarding the keynote speaker, student speaker and more will be published here as they become available.


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
telĀ  207-778-7276
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711
salord@maine.edu