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Graduation checklist for grad students

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 and after

Commencement is your graduation ceremony. These events are typically planned by your college. If you have any questions, your college will be the best resource.

Important Dates

Academics

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 Fall first semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 Fall second 7-week session begins