Graduate Student Ceremony

Graduate Ceremony Information Sheet (888.7 KB)

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Graduates line-up at Mariucci Arena
8:20 a.m. Doors open for general seating (family & guests)
8:45 a.m. Graduate and Faculty Procession begins
9:00 a.m. Ceremony begins
11:00 a.m. Recessional (conclusion of ceremony)*

* Recessional time is anticipated as listed. Actual length of ceremony is dependent upon ceremony program. Ceremonies will not exceed the times listed above.

Undergraduate Student Ceremony and Reception

Undergraduate Ceremony Information Sheet (368.62 KB)

Time Event
12:00 p.m. Graduates line-up at Mariucci Arena
12:20 p.m. Doors open for general seating (family & guests)
12:45 p.m. Graduate and Faculty Procession begins
1:00 p.m. Ceremony begins
3:00 p.m. Recessional (conclusion of ceremony)*
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Carlson School Reception (light refreshements)*
DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium

* Recessional time is anticipated as listed. Actual length of ceremony is dependent upon ceremony program. Ceremonies will not exceed the times listed above.

Commencement Reception - Light Refreshments

Immediately following the Carlson School Commencement exercises, you and your guests are invited to join us for a commencement reception in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium. Come enjoy time with family, friends, and classmates, or simply enjoy some refreshments in your honor. Carlson School merchandise will be available to purchase at each reception.

Additional Information

  • No tickets are necessary. Graduates may invite any number of guests to the ceremony and reception.
  • Arena seating is on a first-come basis. Doors to the arena will open at 8:20 a.m. for Graduate ceremony, and at 12:20 p.m. for Undergraduate ceremony. Please keep in mind, standing in aisles and doorways cannot be allowed according to safety regulations.
  • Please contact us in advance with any special access or disability needs for your guests:
    • Graduate ceremony: 612-625-3632
    • Undergraduate ceremony: 612-624-3313
    • Email: csgrad@umn.edu
  • Please do not bring valuables to commencement.  No storage space is available and no bags, backpacks or purses will be allowed on the floor.
  • Commencement programs will be distributed upon entering the arena. Please take them with you or dispose of them when leaving.
  • Concessions will not be sold at Mariucci Arena.