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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 planned by the Office of Conferences and Special Events. Visit the UMM Commencement page for additional information.

Watch for an invitation to your campus graduation fair in spring. You can find additional information about and purchase commencement regalia through the University Bookstore.

Important Dates


Tue, Jan 22, 2019 First day of instruction (full and 1st-half semester classes)
Fri, Mar 15, 2019 Last day of instruction (1st-half semester classes)
Mon, Mar 25, 2019 First day of instruction (2nd-half semester classes)


Mon, Feb 4, 2019 Last day to submit a degree application for spring and summer terms
Mon, Feb 4, 2019 Last day to apply for 2019 commencement
Sat, May 18, 2019 Commencement