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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

Tue, Mar 9, 2021 Spring second 7-week session begins
Mon, May 3, 2021 Last day of instruction
Wed, May 12, 2021 End of spring semester

Graduation

Thu, Apr 1, 2021 April graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Sat, May 1, 2021 May graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)
Mon, May 31, 2021 Last day to apply for undergraduate summer term graduation