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Graduation Day

graduating students during the commencement ceremony

Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree
Commencement Ceremonies

The next commencement ceremony will be held

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)

Grad Fair will be held

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kirby Ballroom

UMD Grad Party will be held

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Information on gowns, tassels, diploma frames and announcements, can be found at the UMD Stores  web site.  

2018 Graduation Photos

Photo proofs have already been sent, however there were some graduates for whom may not have received their proofs for a variety of reasons.  If you did not receive your proofs, or have any questions or concerns, please contact GradImages directly at their Customer Service Department at (800) 261-2576, online at, or email   They have a team of customer care representatives ready to help graduates and family members with anything you may need.

cover of 2018 Commencement Program

2018 Commencement Program

The graduate and undergraduate ceremonies are combined with two ceremonies in the AMSOIL Arena at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

No guest tickets are required.

10:00 AM ceremony for the College of Liberal Arts and the Swenson College of Science and Engineering 

3:00 PM ceremony for the College of Education and Human Service Professions, Labovitz School of Business and Economics and the School of Fine Arts 

Photographers from GradImages are at both commencement ceremonies. You may order online at GradImages or call 800-261-2576.

Future expected commencement days:

May 9, 2020

May 9, 2021

May 7, 2022

May 6, 2023

May 4, 2024

May 10, 2025

May 9, 2026

May 8, 2027

May 6, 2028