When do I apply for commencement?


The UMD Graduate School commencement ceremony is held each year in May. Graduates are encouraged, but not required, to attend. To make sure their names appear in the program distributed at the commencement ceremony, students must submit the Commencement Attendance Form to the Graduate Office by the deadline specified. Students can only participate in one ceremony. If a student does not participate in the ceremony for which they are scheduled, they are unable to participate in any subsequent ceremony. The commencement ceremony has open attendance; tickets are not required. The ceremony generally lasts 1 ½ hours.

Questions regarding commencement should be directed to the UMD Graduate Office. The Commencement Handbook can be found at www.d.umn.edu/commencement/ .

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