CMCC Commencement Ceremony for 2017
will be Thursday, May 11th
at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston at 6:00 p.m.
- The ceremony will be held Thursday, May 11th, at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston at 6:00 pm. Directions to the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The ceremony lasts approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.
- Tickets are NOT required, and there is no limit to the number of guests that can attend.
- Students with family members or friends needing special accommodations or seating should contact David Gonyea at 755.5251 or email@example.com.
- On graduation day, Thursday, May 11th, graduates should arrive at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee no earlier than 4:45 p.m. and no later than 5:30 pm. Please remember to bring your name reader card that was included in your regalia packet.
Graduation Rehearsal will be held Tuesday, May 9th, at 2:00 pm in the Kirk Hall lecture hall room K-103 followed by Regalia Package pick up. Please plan accordingly. If you miss this opportunity you may pick up your cap and gown at the CMCC Registrar’s office on Wednesday, May 10th from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm. You will not be able to pick up your cap and gown if you have a financial obligation to the College. If you are unsure of your status, please check your bill online or contact Student Billing at 755.5219. Regalia packets include: cap, gown, hood, honor cord(s) if applicable and name reader card. To see how to wear your regalia, please refer to the PowerPoint found on the "Graduation" section under the "Students" tab of CMConnect.
Other important information for graduates:
- Make sure all library fines, fees, account balances, etc. are paid at the CMCC business office.
If you borrowed a student loan, complete exit counseling: http://studentloans.gov
The difference between graduation and commencement
There are key distinctions between graduation and commencement.
Graduation is a three-step process consisting of submitting a Request to Graduate form, completing a degree audit to demonstrate the completion of your program requirements, and settling all financial obligations. The administrative process of degree conferral will indicate your official date of graduation.
Commencement on the other hand, refers to the ceremony, officiated by the President of Central Maine Community College, to celebrate the importance of your academic accomplishments with classmates, family and friends. It is also a time for Central Maine Community College, The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees, The Maine Community College System President, administrators and faculty to acknowledge the exceptional efforts you have shown in earning your certificate or degree.