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Commencement

University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

2021 Commencement Information

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If you have any questions please email umfk.commencement@maine.edu.

Dear UMFK Class of 2021,

Now that you have started receiving your caps and tassels it is time to take and submit pictures for the 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

All submission must include your (graduates) name and email address and must be submitted by the dates listed below at the corresponding link.

Items to Submit:

  • Degree Recognition Slide: Submit a headshot to be included on your personal slide name, degree, awards and honors. You do not need to be wearing your cap or regalia.
    • Submit by: April 1, 2021

Note: If you decide to have someone else take the picture and submit it for you, it is essential that they use your name and email address during the submission process. Otherwise, we may not be able to identify you.

  • Tassel Turning: Submit a short video of you turning your tassel (from right to left).
    • Submit by: April 7, 2021
  • Class of 2021 Slide Show: Submit photos and/ or short video clips of your time at UMFK. You must have permission from anyone in your photos and videos).

When submitting please consider these best practices and helpful hints:

It doesn’t matter much what kind of device you use, but…

Selfie Pics / Headshots:

  • Make sure there is more light on you and in front of you than behind you.
  • It should be just you. Don’t crop others out of an existing photo.
  • Center your head and shoulders in the shot.
  • Look straight at the camera. Make sure it is not pointing up or down at you.
  • Don’t cut any part of your head off in the shot.
  • Make sure there is nothing ridiculous in the background.
  • Check your photo to make sure it is clear, in focus, well lit, and well composed. If this is not the case, try again!
example of an acceptable photo: a female graduate wears her cap, her face is centered in the frame, the image is from mid-torso up, does not crop any part of her face, and is well lit
Good Picture
example of an unacceptable photo: a graduate wears a bengal costume, is a full body image, part of their head is cut off, they aren't centered in the image, the image is unclear, and is poorly lit
Unusable Picture

Self-Recording Video:

  • Make sure there is more light on you and in front of you than behind you.
  • Get close to the camera, even if you have a zoom lens that can shoot a great distance.
  • Center your head and shoulders in the shot.
  • Look straight at the camera. Make sure it is not pointing up or down at you.
  • Don’t cut any part of your head off in the shot.
  • Make sure there is nothing ridiculous in the background.
  • Make sure there is no wind or other loud or pervasive background noise.
  • Speak loudly and clearly, like you are addressing a group.
  • Act like you are happily greeting a friend.
  • Check your footage to make sure everything looks and sounds good. The voice should be loud and clear with no background noise, the video should be well arranged with a clear subject. If either of these is untrue, try again!
 

*Submissions may or may not be used without notification*