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Virtual Commencement

We're excited to celebrate your graduation from the Carlson School of Management. To view the virtual commencement exercises, including the systemwide ceremony and messages from Carlson School leadership, faculty, and staff, please follow the directions below. Content will be available through June 30, 2020. 

Step 1: Watch the systemwide graduation ceremony featuring President Joan Gabel

Virtual Commencement



Step 2: Visit the Carlson School pages for special messages from the Dean, faculty, and staff.

Virtual Commencement Celebrates Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 got some well-deserved “Pomp and Circumstance” Saturday, but the celebration was unlike any other in the Carlson School’s history.

For the first time, the school—along with the entire University of Minnesota system—hosted a virtual commencement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“No Carlson School class has faced the final exam of a global pandemic,” Dean Sri Zaheer wrote to graduates. “With resilience, creativity, and a focus on helping others, I’m proud to say you’ve collectively passed with flying colors—inspiring your fellow students, faculty, staff, and me, along the way.”

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Ekunsanmi Honored With 2020 Tomato Can Loving Cup Award

A powerful voice for change with a passion for helping others, Ifeoluwa “Ife” Ekunsanmi is the 2020 winner of the Tomato Can Loving Cup award, the most prestigious award the Carlson School of Management can bestow on an undergraduate student. She was named as the recipient as part of the University-wide virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.

“There are so many amazing students in my class and to be recognized with this award is incredible,” said Ekunsanmi, who finished her bachelor of science in business (BSB) degree with a marketing major with a minor in human resources in December 2019.

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