2024 Graduation & Commencement Ceremony

Information for SMCC Graduates and Guests

Southern Maine Community College will celebrate its seventy-seventh commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly Cumberland County Civic Center) at 45 Spring Street in Portland.  Doors open to students at 12pm.  Allow extra time for entry as the Cross Arena does search bags and persons entering the arena.

There will be an interpreter for the hearing impaired at the ceremony.  Cross Insurance Arena has clearly marked seating available to accommodate guests with disabilities. Should you or your guest require such seating, we recommend that you arrive at 12:00p.m. as guest seating cannot be reserved.  If a graduate requires other accommodations for themselves during the ceremony, please contact the Office of Student Life at 741-5967 or email deanofstudents@smccme.edu. 

For more information, please click the Commencement Letter 2024 link in the "Graduation Forms and Information" section below.

Graduating students: Please make sure to review your graduation status, using the "Graduation Information" portlet below.  This will provide you with information about your graduation review, including your graduation status, remaining courses, etc.

You are not authorized to use this portlet; It is only available to users in certain roles within the portal.

Graduation Status

On Track to Graduate - Based on the courses for which you were registered at the time of your review, you are on-track to graduate for the listed review term and year. 

Eligible to Participate - You are eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, but you still have as many as six credits/two courses left to complete your degree requirements. Be sure to register for these final requirements in the summer or fall so you can earn your degree. 

Not Eligible to Participate - You have more than 6 credits remaining to complete your degree, and are not eligible to participate in the next Commencement Ceremony.

Date Last Reviewed: If you have changed your schedule in any way since this date, your status could be invalid.  

Remaining Requirements: All courses you need to take in order to complete your requirements and earn your degree (including current registration). 

Remaining requirements are listed by course code. Most electives will be followed by the number of elective credits required in parentheses. Example: SSCI ELE (3 cr) = social science elective, 3 credits required. If no number appears, the standard number of credits for the course are required.

Your graduation status and the remaining requirements listed are based on the information we had at the time we performed the review. If you have made any arrangements for substitutions, your department chair must communicate those directly to the Registrar. If you have transfer credit from another institution, they must send us an official transcript. Work Experience, Challenge Exams, CLEP scores, etc. must all be reported to the Registrar in order for your degree to be awarded.

For a clear explanation of your progress, you should review your degree audit by using the “Run My Degree Audit” link in MyDegree. Please be certain that you have clicked Recalculate Student Progress before opening the report. Any requirements with an X in front of it is unmet. Any grades without credit amounts following are developmental courses that do not count toward requirements (but the total credits at the top of the form include these credits). For double majors, degree audits only capture one major.

Additional reviews will be conducted after Add/Drop, after the Withdrawal deadline, and after final grades are submitted. Your graduation information will update as we make changes to your record. Before contacting the Registration Office with any questions, please discuss any issues with your faculty advisor.


Official Printed Transcript

To request a Southern Maine Community College printed transcript, please download and complete the Transcript Request Form. Requests must be made in writing by the student, and a signature is required for their release. Instructions on how to electronically sign the Transcript Request Form can be found here. There is no charge for print transcripts.

Please send the request form to:

Fax: (207) 741-5760
Registration Office
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Please allow 5-7 days for transcript processing. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines we’re unable to offer pickup and rush transcript options at this time. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Registration Office at (207) 741-5788 or registration@smccME.edu.

Official Electronic Transcript

SMCC has partnered with Parchment, the most widely adopted digital credential service, to allow us to deliver official transcripts electronically in a fast, simple, and secure way. E-transcripts carry a six dollar processing fee and can be requested by setting up an account through SMCC’s Parchment Storefront.

Please note: Transcripts are not released if there is an outstanding financial obligation. Copies sent directly to the student will be stamped “student copy.”

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Forms and Handouts

Title Description File type

Did you know that you have to apply to graduate?  Otherwise, we won't know to review your progress, order your diploma, or enter your degree, so it appears on your final transcript. 

Application for MHRT/C certification to be turned in to Registration.  Submission of this form constitutes agreement for SMCC to share the student's educational records with the MHRT/C certifying body.

Instructions for inviting international guests to attend your Commencement Ceremony and other celebration activities.  

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