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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 complete your Application for Degree, 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 & 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

Sun, Apr 29, 2018 Last day of spring classes
Tue, Aug 21, 2018 First day of fall classes
Tue, Sep 4, 2018 Last day to drop without a W

Graduation

Tue, Sep 4, 2018 Graduation application deadline for Fall 2018 term
Mon, Jan 21, 2019 Graduation application deadline for spring/May/summer sessions
Sat, May 4, 2019 Commencement