Maine Law is excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021. We have designed multiple events in a variety of formats to meet the wishes of our graduates while maintaining pandemic-compliance. In addition to our three events, we are offering photography services to our graduates. Details have been communicated directly to the graduates. If you have any questions about graduation, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at email@example.com.
Friday, May 21 at 3:00 pm
Via Zoom Meeting
Our virtual farewell is a brief, casual, and fun gathering intended for graduates, faculty, and staff. A short program is included with faculty well-wishes, the Law Teacher of the Year Award, and some entertainment. Graduates are welcome to mingle and celebrate with their fellow peers. Join-instructions will be provided to the graduates.
Virtual Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 am
Via Zoom Webinar
Our virtual graduation ceremony includes student and guest speakers, as well as the reading of names, honors, certificates, and awards. It begins at 10:00 am and we expect that it will conclude at approximately 11:00 a.m. Every graduate is permitted up to eight guest logins. Please honor the eight-guest login limit so that every graduate can have their guests join. The ceremony is recorded and can later be shared with additional family and friends. Graduates have received a registration link that they can share with their guests.
The ceremony will feature Mary Bonauto, civil rights project director of GLBTQ Legal Advisors & Defenders (GLAD) as the keynote speaker, Aria Eee, executive director of Maine Board of Bar Overseers as the L. Kinvin Wroth alumna award winner; and graduate Sanchita Mukherjee as the student class speaker. Dean Leigh Saufley will preside over the event, which will also include remarks by University of Maine System and Maine Law colleagues.
In-Person Diploma Salute
Saturday, May 22, 2021, between 1:00 – 4:00 pm (We will communicate to individual students when to arrive.)
At Abromson Community Education Center
Graduates will have the opportunity to receive their diploma in person from Dean Saufley. Graduates can bring a limited number of guests to accompany them on their walk to receive their diploma. Please note that this is not a seated event. The Dean and members of the faculty and staff will be present to celebrate the graduates in a receiving line. The number of guests will depend on how many students wish to attend the In-Person Diploma Salute. Maine Law is managing the RSVP process directly with the graduates.