UNE Class of 2021 Graduation Message

Congratulations to the UNE Class of 2021 – you made it!!

Graduation is our favorite time of year because it’s usually the one time that we see our students in person – we get to connect face-to-face, and celebrate their accomplishments. Of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the second year in a row.

Because it’s so important to recognize and celebrate major milestones and accomplishments, and because we couldn’t see you in person this year, we asked our faculty and staff to submit short video messages for you.

Although each message in this video is unique and heartfelt, you’ll notice a common thread: UNE Class of 2021 – we are so, so proud of you.

UNE Class of 2021 Commencement Program

Click image to view a PDF of the Class of 2021 CGPS Commencement Program

We’re proud of the hard work you put in to get your degree, which is hard work regardless of circumstances, but no doubt was especially difficult during this past year.

This has been a tough year on so many fronts, and you’ve made it through – you have your degree!

Next steps for some graduates include career growth, and for others, their next move is to step into a whole new career.  Whatever your goals, with your new knowledge you can be confident that you’re ready to tackle the next challenge. 


Below is the recording of the virtual graduation celebration for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies as hosted and produced by the University of New England:

Best of luck, Class of 2021. You made it! 🎓❤️

Don’t forget to stay in touch and keep us updated – because really, who doesn’t love a good alumni spotlight?!