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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 RSVP by the deadline.

Important Dates

Academics

Mon, Jul 6, 2020 Second 7-week summer sessions begin
Mon, Jul 6, 2020 Second half summer sessions begin
Fri, Jul 31, 2020 Regular and second half summer session last day of classes

Graduation

Fri, Aug 21, 2020 Degree conferral date for summer semester 2019
Sat, May 8, 2021 Commencement ceremony