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    Travel to Maine Graduation Information

    The next Maine Graduation Ceremony will be held in Portland, Maine, on June 10, 2017, at:

    Merrill Auditorium
    20 Myrtle Street
    Portland, ME 04101

    Note: Graduates are responsible for all expenses incurred for travel to and from the graduation ceremony.

    Hotels 

    As a courtesy, Kaplan University has arranged for a discounted rate at the Hampton Inn Portland Airport. Reservations must be made by May 9, 2017 to qualify for the discounted rate. When booking, just enter KAP under the group code and it will pull up the rate. The link is http://group.hamptoninn.com/kaplangraduation.

    Graduates may also book directly at the hotel, if preferred.

    Hampton Inn Portland Airport 
    171 Philbrook Rd 
    South Portland, Maine 
    Phone Number: 207.773.4400

    Airport and Transportation  

    Airport: 

    Downtown Portland is approximately 10 minutes from the Portland International Jetport (PWM).

    Train:

    The Amtrak Downeaster provides several daily service from Boston to Portland arriving at the Portland Transportation Center, 100 Thompson’s Point, Portland, Me 04102.

    Transportation: 

    Taxis are available onsite at the Portland Jetport and the Portland Transportation Center to area hotels, businesses and downtown Portland.

    METRO Bus Route 1 provides regular service (every 25 to 35 minutes) from the Portland Transportation Center/ Downeaster station to destinations throughout the city including Portland’s Waterfront, Arts District, and the Old Port. Visit the Downeaster Café to obtain a FREE one-way METRO Bus ticket.

    Parking Near Merrill: 

    Reasonably priced parking is available in the Top of the Old Port lot located on the corner of Franklin and Congress Street beginning at 9:00 am. They only accept cash payments and typically the charge has been $10.00 for the event.  There are other parking options also available in the area.  Keep in mind, street parking is metered parking with a maximum of two hours or there are some areas that operate kiosks, so it may be best to park in a lot.

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