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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 the campus. Visit the UMC 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

Fri, Jul 26, 2019 Last day of summer session
Fri, Jul 26, 2019 One-time drop deadline (summer session)
Wed, Jul 31, 2019 Summer grades entry deadline

Graduation

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 Graduation application deadline
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 Graduation application deadline
Sat, May 9, 2020 Commencement