Graduate Program Commencement
Commencement is a celebration of all you have accomplished.
Participation is voluntary, but graduates are encouraged to participate.
Students interested in participating in the upcoming commencement ceremony that have not yet completed degree requirements should talk with their Director of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Program Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014, AMSOIL Arena, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.There will be two separate ceremonies. Students from CEHSP, SFA, and CLA will be walking at 10:00 a.m., students from LSBE and SCSE will be walking at 3:00 p.m.
Students interested in participating in the commencement ceremony must adhere to the following deadlines.
- Submit an approved Graduate Degree Plan and Assign/Update Examining Committee form to the UMD Graduate Office (420 Darland Administration Building) by February 7, 2014.
- Graduates must obtain the Application for Degree. This can be done online here (click on the Graduation Packet Request link) or by stopping by the Graduate office in 420 Darland Administration Building. Please note that the Application for Degree for graduate students is not available online to students in MEEd, MEHS, MAPL, M.Ed, MSpEd, MTAG, and MEng. Please see your programs' coordinator for further assistance.
- March 1, 2014, is the deadline to submit both the Application for Degree and Commencement Attendance Questionnaire to the UMD Graduate Office; this deadline applies to all master's programs. Please complete the Commencement Attendance Questionnaire even if you do not plan to attend commencement.
- Purchase your cap, gown, hood, and tassel at Lower Level UMD Stores.
Graduate students can only participate in one ceremony. If a student does not participate in the ceremony for which he or she is scheduled, the student will not be allowed to participate in any subsequent ceremony.
Questions regarding this policy should be directed to the UMD Graduate Office (218-726-7523) or refer to Graduate Program Commencement Information.