Graduate Student Ceremony

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.

Graduate Student Commencement Information Sheet (1.44 MB)

Undergraduate Student Ceremony

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)*

* 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 Commencement Information Sheet (261.92 KB)

Additional Information

  • No tickets are necessary. Graduates may invite any number of guests to the ceremony.
  • 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:  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.​