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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

Thu, Mar 21, 2019 Spring break (no classes)
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 Spring break (no classes)
Mon, Apr 29, 2019 One-time drop deadline (spring classes)

Graduation

Sat, May 4, 2019 Commencement
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 Graduation application deadline
Mon, Jan 27, 2020 Graduation application deadline