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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

Thu, Dec 19, 2019 End of fall semester
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 Spring full semester and first 7-week sessions begin
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 Spring second 7-week session begins

Graduation

Sun, Dec 1, 2019 December graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Wed, Jan 1, 2020 January graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 February graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)