Graduates at Commencement

Carlson School of Management Commencement


​At commencement ceremonies on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Mariucci Arena, 667 undergraduates and 721 graduate students received their Carlson School degrees. Twenty-two PhD degrees in business administration also were awarded.
Undergraduates received Bachelor of Science in Business degrees. Graduate students participated in diverse programs including Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive MBA; Global Executive MBA (China and Vienna), Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Master of Business Taxation, Master of Accountancy, and Master of Science in Business Analytics. 

The keynote speaker was John Stumpf, ’80 MBA and chairman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company. He promised endless possibilities for the class of 2015, but advised that it approach the world with humility.

Recordings of the ceremonies are coming soon!

Carlson School Commencement - Monday, May 16, 2016

The Carlson School hosts two separate commencement ceremony exercises, one for graduate programs, and another for the undergraduate program. Students should plan to arrive one hour before the ceremony. 

Graduate Ceremony:  Undergraduate Ceremony:

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Graduate Ceremony Information Sheet (888.7 KB)

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Ceremony Information Sheet (368.62 KB)

Attending the Ceremony

No tickets are necessary. Graduates may invite any number of guests to the ceremony. Arena seating is on a first-come basis.

Commencement Ceremony

Mariucci Arena
1901 Southeast 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Commencement Reception

TCF Bank Stadium - DQ Club Room
2009 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Commencement Reception with light refreshments immediately follows each Commencement ceremony.

Map of Mariucci and TCF Bank Stadium (3.42 MB)

Are you on Twitter? Follow our Commencement activities and share your congratulations via #CarlsonGrad.

Commencement Student Invitations

An electronic invitation will be sent to your U of M email account in March 2016.

Please be sure to check your U of M email for the invite!

Watch the Ceremony Online

Carlson School of Management's 2016 spring commencement ceremonies will be available for viewing via a live stream: Streaming will begin 1/2 hour before the start of each ceremony.