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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

Mon, May 4, 2020 Last day of instruction
Wed, May 13, 2020 End of spring semester
Mon, May 18, 2020 May session and summer 13-week classes begin

Graduation

Wed, Apr 1, 2020 April graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Fri, May 1, 2020 May graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Mon, Jun 1, 2020 Last day to apply for undergraduate summer term graduation