It is graduation weekend for thousands of students across Maine, including those at the seven University of Maine campuses.
At UMaine Orono, close to two thousand students were awarded degrees Saturday.
Two separate ceremonies were held at the Alfond Arena, to accomodate the more than eleven thousand family and friends on hand for the event.
Bowdoin College President Emeritus Robert Edwards gave the commencement speech at the morning ceremony.
Camden resident and best-selling author Tess Gerritson addressed the afternoon graduates.