Dear Class of 2016:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to celebrate the completion of your academic program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s One Hundred Seventh Commencement which will be held in Wieden Gymnasium on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

All students completing their degree requirements are invited to participate. Attendance is not mandatory for any candidate, however, it is hoped that you will consider attendance an opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments with friends and family.

Kathy Davis


Tickets for Commencement will be available starting Wednesday, April 6th, in the Registrar’s Office, 231 Preble Hall. Students who are marching may have up to SIX tickets for seating in the gymnasium. You must come in person to get your tickets. Overflow seating will be available in Wieden Auditorium. Tickets are not required for seating in the auditorium.


Special formal graduation announcements, which you may want to send to family and friends, will be available beginning Wednesday, April 6th, in the UMPI Campus Store, Campus Center. Purchase price is $1.00 each.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns for undergraduates must be ordered through the Campus Store. Prospective graduates planning to march must return the enclosed order form to the Campus Store by Friday, April 1st. All orders must be pre-paid. A self addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Caps, gowns, and tassels will be available for pick-up at the Campus Store beginning Monday, May 2nd. You may also order your attire by using the online form. Credit Card numbers must be called in to the Campus Store, 207. 768. 9571.


The purchase of graduation pictures is optional. “Hockmeyer Studios” will be taking everyone’s picture at graduation. They will be contacting you about pictures, or you may contact Hockmeyer Studios, PO Box 687, 87 Elm Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. E-mail: and at 978. 388. 9832

Alumni Frames

The Alumni Association will be selling diploma frames during the reception in the Campus Center immediately following graduation as well as in the bookstore during normal operating hours the week of graduation. Orders will be taken in advance as well through the bookstore. The frames have a mahogany finish, and the mat is imprinted with the University’s logo and “University of Maine at Presque Isle”, under glass. The frames have two mat options, a solid blue mat costs $69.00, and blue mat with a gold inlay is $75 each.

University Merchandise

The Campus Store will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will offer a 20% discount on Saturday, May 14th. They have an assortment of clothing, glassware, and University memorabilia. A sample of these items can be seen at


Rehearsal for Commencement will be Friday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. in Wieden Auditorium. Please be on time. Your cooperation will make this rehearsal short and will contribute to the smooth running of Commencement events.

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

  • Assembly and Robing: 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria, Kelley Commons. Graduates will robe according to degree as listed in the Commencement program. In the event of rain, assembly and robing will take place in Wieden Auditorium.
  • Processional: 10:30 a.m.
  • Reception: will be held in the Campus Center immediately following Commencement for all graduates, their family and friends. Any person with a disability or graduate inviting a guest needing an accommodation for this event should contact: Denise Trombley, by Friday, May 6th at: 207. 768. 9520, or E-mail:
  • Individuals interested in lodging accommodations and local eateries may find information at or at

Senior Banquet

The Class of 2016 will hold a Senior Banquet Friday, May 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus Center. More information will be forthcoming. For more information, contact: Vanessa Pearson, Senior Class Advisor. Email: Phone: 207. 768. 9432

Contact Us

Registrar’s Office
235 Preble Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769

Phone: (207) 768-9607