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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

Fri, May 3, 2019 Full and second half semester last day of spring classes
Mon, May 13, 2019 May session begins
Mon, May 20, 2019 First 7-week session begins

Graduation

Wed, May 1, 2019 May graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)
Fri, May 10, 2019 Undergraduate degree conferral date for spring
Sat, May 11, 2019 Commencement