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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, May 28, 2019 First day of instruction (Full Summer Session and Summer Session I)
Fri, Jun 7, 2019 Last day of instruction (May Session)
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 Last day of instruction (Summer Session I)


Wed, Sep 11, 2019 Last day to submit a degree application for fall semester
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 Last day to apply for 2020 commencement
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 Last day to submit a degree application for spring semester and summer sessions