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Ask Champchamp the bulldog

Dear Champ,

My student is graduating this spring and will be walking for commencement. When is UMD’s commencement?

Dear Parent,

Commencement Day is May 5th. The schedule and more details can be found on here. There is a 10 a.m. ceremony and a 3 p.m. ceremony that day depending on the college from which the student is graduating.  

On Campus Move-Out Questions?  This site has some great information! 

Parents and Families - Hope you and your students have a fantastic summer!  Remember, I am here throughout the summer to answer questions if you have them! Just submit a question below.


Signed, Champ 
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