Commencement 2021 Information
Commencement is a time for celebrating student achievements and participating in the traditions that connect us to the University of Minnesota. We applaud this year’s graduates for the resilience and persistence that they have demonstrated in these extraordinary circumstances.
For spring 2021, the University is returning to our long tradition of each campus, college, school, and program hosting their own commencement activities, and including in those ceremonies and celebrations the elements valued by their individual academic communities.
Staff and faculty across the system are working hard to develop meaningful commencement experiences for graduates and families that also protect the health and safety of participants. Each campus and college event will be unique, based on the size of the graduating class, so we can proceed in accordance with the Governor’s orders and guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health about sizes of gatherings, use of masks, physical distancing, and other precautions.
Graduates will be receiving directly the specific details about their program's plans. For more information about commencement activities across the system, please visit each campus site.