Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, the University of Maine System has made the decision to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies this May for all the System campuses.

The University of Maine School of Law intends to proceed in two ways. First, we plan to hold a remote graduation ceremony as close to the date and time of the original ceremony as possible (likely Friday, May 22, in the afternoon). This will allow us to announce graduation honors, the winners of various achievement awards, listen to speakers, and congratulate our students on their amazing accomplishments. We believe it is important for a contemporaneous celebration to take place, even if we are limited to virtual handshakes rather than real ones. Second, we will explore the possibility of holding an in-person event to honor the Class of 2020 when it is feasible while complying with public health measures. This may be in the late summer or fall, or perhaps even later.

We will update this page as the details for Commencement 2020 are finalized.


Read Interim Dean Dmitry Bam’s message about 2020 Commencement.