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Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree Commencement Ceremonies
We encourage all graduating students to mark this milestone and celebrate your extraordinary achievement, by participating in Commencement.
This is a day memories are made; it is a time for recognition of your accomplishments.
We look forward to congratulating all 2019 graduates and welcoming you into the University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni family.
Key Deadline Dates 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
March 8 - Last day to file spring undergraduate application for degree Undergraduate Student Graduation Checklist
March 8 - Last day to RSVP for all students to participate in May 2019 Commencement
March 21 - Grad Fair Kirby Ballroom This is the only day to purchase your commencement regalia at a 20% discount
May 2 - Grad Party
May 11 - Commencement
*The first day of each month is the deadline for graduate and professional students to file an application for degree. Graduate Student Graduation Checklist
Commencement Ceremony times
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
No guest tickets are required.
Photographers from GradImages are at both commencement ceremonies. You may order online at GradImages or call 800-261-2576.
UMD holds a commencement ceremony in the spring only. Any student who has completed course work to receive a degree for the 2018 - 2019 academic year is eligible to participate in the ceremony. Additionally, 2019 fall semester graduates may participate in the 2019 spring ceremony or the 2020 spring ceremony.
RSVP to Commencement
Applying to graduate DOES NOT automatically RSVP you to participate in commencement.
In addition to applying, you must also complete the Commencement Questionnaire where you will RSVP and confirm you will be in attendance, tell us how to pronounce your name and tell us if YOU need special assistance.
If you missed the deadline to RSVP to Commencement and you are an undergraduate student, contact firstname.lastname@example.org; if you are a graduate student contact email@example.com.
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