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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

Tue, Jul 6, 2021 Second 4-week summer session begins
Fri, Jul 30, 2021 Last day of instruction for regular 8-week summer session
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session

Graduation

Thu, Jul 1, 2021 July graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Sun, Aug 1, 2021 August graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Wed, Sep 1, 2021 September graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)