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Welcome to the UMC Commencement Site

Celebrate the academic achievements of this year's graduating class by attending the University of Minnesota Crookston Commencement ceremony on campus or watch it live via the web!

General Information

The University of Minnesota Crookston Commencement Ceremony recognizes your academic achievements and is an occasion for celebration. The following information will answer some general questions regarding your graduation from the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Commencement Overview

UMC holds one campus-wide ceremony each year in May. Attendance at your celebration is voluntary. Commencement is a ceremonial event that includes the wearing of the traditional academic cap and gown by graduates and faculty. Commencement is not a certification of graduation. Your graduation date and transcript date will be different from your commencement date.

Additional Information

Students registered for courses that complete their degree requirements may participate in commencement exercises. This includes the student's spring term, summer session, and up to 16 credits of fall term registration.

Degree candidates must complete an electronic application for degree with the Office of the Registrar by the end of the second week of the term/semester in which degree requirements will be met.

The commencement ceremony lasts approximately one and a half to two hours. Degree candidates line up early for the ceremony. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to leave belongings with friends or family.

The presentation of degree candidates is the highlight of the event. Your family and friends are welcome to take photos during the ceremony as long as they don't disturb the enjoyment of others.

Caps and Gowns
You can get your cap and gown through the UMC Bookstore. Students who complete the E-Degree Application will receive information regarding the ordering of cap and gown from the UMC Bookstore at a later date.

Because it is not possible to process final grades and prepare degree lists in time to present diplomas on commencement day, your diploma will be mailed about two months after the end of the semester. All undergraduate diplomas are 8.5 x 11 inches. You may purchase covers and frames and related graduation items at the UMC Bookstore or online at .



2016 Commencement  

Saturday, May 7, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Reception
Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center

All friends and family are invited to both the reception
and ceremony.

2:00 p.m.
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center

The doors to Lysaker Gymnasium
will open at approximately 1:00 p.m.

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Commencement Instructions For:

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Grad Fest

This is a "one stop" event where you can purchase your cap and gown, graduation announcements, diploma frames, check your graduation status, receive financial aid loan exit information, register for job placement services, and learn about the Alumni Association graduation events.

April 6, 2016
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
International Lounge, Sargeant Student Center

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