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
Talk to your faculty advisor(s) and Graduate Program Coordinator to ensure you are on track with programmatic degree completion requirements.
Applying to graduate
Online exit counseling is required of all borrowers of federal and University-administered student loan programs. You will be provided information about the rights and responsibilities of a borrower, and how different financial aid programs handle repayment.
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.
|Fri, Oct 1, 2021||First 5-week session last day of classes|
|Mon, Oct 4, 2021||Second 5-week session begins|
|Fri, Oct 15, 2021||First half semester last day of classes|
|Fri, Dec 17, 2021||Undergraduate degree conferral date for fall semester|
|Fri, Mar 18, 2022||Last day to RSVP for the spring 2022 commencement ceremony|
|Fri, May 6, 2022||Undergraduate degree conferral date for spring|