UNE Online Portland City Guide 2019

2019 Portland Maine Visitors Guide Congratulations, graduates! We’re so excited that you’ll be joining us for Commencement! Portland has so much to experience – each year we have fun listing our favorites out of all of the uniquely “Maine” things that Portland has to offer. These are our favorites here at CGPS – we hope you enjoy them! Portland Maine Visitors Guide Click to open the interactive Portland Maine Visitors Guide! What should you do while you’re in Portland? Visit the Old Port – shopping and people watching on Commercial and Exchange Streets Tour local breweries, or take the Maine Brew Bus Explore Portland Trails – more than 70 miles of trails in Greater Portland Take a Lighthouse Lovers Cruise – a great, inexpensive… Read more >>

Academic Regalia at Graduation, Explained

Public Health Hood assistance, and displaying academic regalia meaning University commencements are exciting celebrations of student achievement, and they also provide faculty, students, and their families a visible connection to the birth of the modern university way back in the 12th century. The black robes worn by graduating students and their faculty are known as academic “regalia,” and while undergraduate graduation robes may all seem the same, at the graduate level regalia tell a rich story of the graduate’s academic journey. That is, they do if you know what to look for! Master’s regalia meaning At the master’s level, regalia consists of a simple black gown. What distinguishes a master’s level gown from a baccalaureate gown are the sleeves. Master’s level gowns usually have long, extended sleeves. Historically, those… Read more >>
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CGPS Commencement 2018 – Friday, May 18

2018 CGPS Commencement Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) holds a special commencement ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. Sometimes referred to as a “Hooding Ceremony,” this special CGPS-only commencement is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to meet fellow students, faculty, program managers and student support specialists for the first time, and celebrate the fact that our graduates have completed this phase of their journey. What is CGPS Commencement like? The CGPS Commencement ceremony itself is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic regalia. There are opening remarks, a keynote speech, and then… Read more >>
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