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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 your college. If you have any questions, your college will be the best resource.

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

 

Important Dates

Academics

Fri, Aug 13, 2021 Last day of instruction for 13-week summer session
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 Fall first semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Tue, Oct 26, 2021 Fall second 7-week session begins

Graduation

Wed, Sep 1, 2021 September graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 Last day to apply for fall undergraduate graduation
Fri, Oct 1, 2021 October graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)