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Graduation checklist for grad students

Before you complete your degree and graduate, you’ll need to be prepared. Knowing what your degree requirements are and if you are fulfilling them, when to complete your Application for Degree, and talking to your advisor will help you prepare for the final steps of your academic experience at the University of Minnesota.

Preparing to graduate


Applying to graduate

Commencement and after

Commencement is your graduation ceremony. Program-specific graduation events are coordinated by either the department and/or college. UMD Commencement celebration activities for graduate and undergraduate students, and their families are coordinated by the Academic Affairs Office. Fall semester graduates may participate in either Spring commencement ceremonies before or after degree completion. Visit the UMD Commencement page for additional information.

Confirm your degree information and submit your Commencement Questionnaire using the Commence! UMD Commencement Manager by March 1.

Important Dates

Academics

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 First 7-week and first half summer session last day of classes
Mon, Jul 2, 2018 Second 7-week and second half summer sessions begin
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 Regular and second half summer session last day of classes

Graduation

Sun, Jul 1, 2018 July graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Wed, Aug 1, 2018 August graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 Degree conferral date for summer semester 2018