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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, Jan 21, 2020 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 Spring second 7-week session begins
Mon, May 4, 2020 Last day of instruction

Graduation

Sat, Feb 1, 2020 February graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 Last day to apply for spring undergraduate graduation
Sun, Mar 1, 2020 March graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)