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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 27, 2020 Fall second 7-week session begins
Wed, Dec 23, 2020 End of fall semester
Tue, Jan 19, 2021 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin

Graduation

Thu, Oct 1, 2020 October graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Sun, Nov 1, 2020 November graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 December graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)