Two students in cap and gown during Commencement

2023 Brings Commencement Changes

Friday, April 21, 2023

Student in cap and gown glancing back at camera during Commencement
Graduate at Commencement

This spring’s commencement ceremony will look much different than previous years.

Due to renovations ongoing at the 3M Arena at Mariucci, commencement will take place in two campuswide conferral ceremonies at Huntington Bank Stadium: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 12, for graduate students and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, for undergraduate students.

To allow students to be recognized individually while their guests have a front-row viewing experience to cheer and take photos and video, graduates have the opportunity for individual stage crossings from May 11-13. After choosing a specific day and time, graduates will have their name announced, cross the stage, and be congratulated by a University of Minnesota leader. PhD candidates can invite their advisors and arrange to be hooded too. Professional photographers will take photos as well.

Receptions specifically for Carlson School graduating students and guests are planned as well.

The week of commencement, help celebrate the Carlson School’s Class of 2023 graduates by using #CongratsCarlson2023 on social media.



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