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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, Oct 26, 2021 Fall second 7-week session begins
Wed, Dec 22, 2021 End of fall semester
Tue, Jan 18, 2022 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin

Graduation

Fri, Oct 1, 2021 October graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Mon, Nov 1, 2021 November graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Wed, Dec 1, 2021 December graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)