UMaine Seniors Make Headlines with “Coronamencement”

“In true UMaine fashion, we organized.”

That’s how senior Hailey Bryant explained how she and members of UMaine’s Class of 2020 reacted to the sudden closure of on-campus classes and possible cancelation of May’s scheduled graduation ceremonies. The result was “Coronamencement,” a last-minute, ad hoc ceremony in Memorial Union at which hundreds of seniors gathered to celebrate the end of their UMaine student experience and to say goodbye to classmates. Bryant, a journalism and political science major from Gorham, wrote an essay about the event that appeared in the Bangor Daily News, where she works part-time.  Click here for her story and photos from the event, which attracted national news coverage.