Commencement

Undergraduate

Friday, May 7, 2021 (Tentative date)

At this time, we are evaluating options for the spring 2021 commencement ceremony, which are subject to change pending guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.  Please check this website again later for additional updates and decisions on commencement.  We discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements until the University’s plans are confirmed. 

 

Graduate

Friday, April 30, 2021 (Tentative date)

At this time, we are evaluating options for the spring 2021 commencement ceremony, which are subject to change pending guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.  Please check this website again later for additional updates and decisions on commencement.  We discourage guests from making any non-refundable travel arrangements until the University’s plans are confirmed. 

 

What's the difference between graduation and commencement?

Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript. Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated.