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Graduation checklist for undergrads

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 apply to graduate, 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. These events are typically planned by your campus. Visit the UMR Commencement page for additional information. 

Watch for an invitation to your campus graduation fair in spring. Find additional information about and purchase commencement regalia through the University Bookstore. 

Important Dates

Academics

Fri, Aug 2, 2019 Last day of instruction for regular 8-week summer session
Fri, Aug 16, 2019 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session
Tue, Sep 3, 2019 Fall first semester and first 7-week sessions begin

Graduation

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 August graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Sun, Sep 1, 2019 September graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 Last day to apply for fall undergraduate graduation