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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

Mon, May 4, 2020 Last day of classes
Tue, May 5, 2020 Final exams
Wed, May 6, 2020 Final exams

Graduation

Sat, May 9, 2020 Commencement
Tue, Sep 8, 2020 Graduation application deadline
Sat, May 8, 2021 Commencement