Watch the virtual commencement ceremony online Saturday, May 16

Celebrate the 2020 grads! The 2020 University of Minnesota Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be webcast live online on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 11 a.m. CDT.

2020 University of Minnesota Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 16, 2020
11 a.m. CDT
Watch the virtual commencement online
The virtual ceremony will be accessible online until June 30, 2020.

The online celebration will feature short videos and an interactive listing of degree candidates with photos. The individual information can easily be shared on social media. Use hashtags #HailtoThee2020 and #CSEGrad2020. The theme for the celebration is “Hail to Thee,” the University’s alma mater and a reference to Minnesota’s state song chosen to reflect the University’s admiration for graduates' incredible resilience in these stressful times.

After the ceremony, visit the CSE website for additional videos, well wishes from alumni and faculty, and more:

CSE Undergraduate Commencement webpage 

CSE Graduate Student Commencement webpage

Department of Chemistry

For the Department of Chemistry's annual celebration of 2019-20 graduates and scholarship/award winners, Professor Lee Penn, director of Undergraduate Studies, and Stephanie Stathopoulos, assistant to the director of Undergraduate Studies, prepared a virtual celebration, which is available at This website includes videos, highlights that graduating seniors shared, and a slideshow of graduating seniors. 2020 scholarship and award recipients, plus a listing of 2019-20 graduates is available at

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?

See information at the top of this page, including the graduation website and listing of scholarship/award winners and graduates.

When is commencement?

See information about the virtual graduation ceremony at the top of this page.

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 Services
411 Bruininks Hall

College of Science & Engineering
CSE Career Center
105 Lind Hall


    • Majors
    • 135 Smith Hall
    • Stephanie Stathopoulos, Assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies
    • (612) 624-8008