Things to know about graduation & commencement

What's needed to get my degree?

How do I participate in commencement?

  • Visit One Stop Student Services for information.
  • Apply with your college's office to take part in commencement.
    • You are not required to take part in your college's commencement ceremony.
  • Take our senior survey.

When is the Department of Chemistry's reception for graduates?

You're invited to our reception for all chemistry major graduates (prior to the CSE commencement)
Friday, May 12, 2017
100 Smith Hall

4:45-5 p.m. buffet reception
5-5:30 p.m. recognition reception for scholarship recipients and graduates
5:45 p.m. group photo on the front steps of Smith Hall (please wear your commencement gown and hat)

When is commencement?

College of Science & Engineering
Arts, Sciences and Engineering Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 2017
7–9 p.m.
Mariucci Arena
University of Minnesota
1901 Fourth St. S.E., Minneapolis
Questions: Susan Kubitschek, (612) 624-8010, kubit001@umn.edu

College of Liberal Arts
Sunday, May 14
Mariucci Arena
Questions: CLA Student Information Office, (612) 625-2020, commence@umn.ed

Are resources available to help me with careers?

The colleges' Career Services Offices

  • conduct workshops
  • have videotapes giving you tips on job hunting and resume writing
  • have libraries containing  information on a number of companies
  • provide individual counseling
  • maintain lists of full-time, part-time, and summer jobs
  • keep your resume on file for company representatives

College of Liberal Arts
Career & Community Learning Center
411 Bruininks Hall
612-624-7577
clacareer@umn.edu

College of Science & Engineering
CSE Career Center
105 Lind Hall
612-624-4090
ccse@umn.edu

Most important was the research that I conducted, as it exposed me to what a scientist does and how one thinks. The coursework also gave me the background necessary for future study." 

Stephanie L. Breunig (2016 graduate)

Undergraduate Reception May 2016

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Contact

    • Majors
    • 135 Smith Hall
    • Stephanie Stathopoulos, Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • stephs@umn.edu
    • (612) 624-8008
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • Professor David Blank
    • blank@umn.edu