Reception to follow in Mariucci’s lobby and surrounding grounds.
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College of Design students who have applied for their degree fall 2012, spring 2013, or summer 2013 are invited to participate in the 2013 Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2013.
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In March we sent all eligible students an e-mail with a link to our online RSVP survey. We need you to complete the very short survey so that we can plan for our reception and pronounce your name correctly as you walk across the stage!
Undergraduates: You must have applied online for your degree for fall 2012, spring 2013, or summer 2013 by April 1 to participate in the commencement ceremony. Go to http://onestop.umn.edu/degree_planning/graduation/degree_application.html.
Graduate students: Your department will provided us with a list of students to be invited to commencement.
Caps and gowns are optional, but most students going through commencement do wear them.
Attend Gradfest on Wednesday March 27 (10-6pm) or Thursday, March 28 (10-4pm) in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.
If you are unable to attend GradFest, you may purchase your cap and gown at the U of M Bookstore at Coffman Memorial Union or the St. Paul Student Center.
Bachelor and Master degree cap and gowns may also be ordered online from the U of M Bookstore from the following links:
Bachelor information: http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/grad/bapurchase.html
All bachelor and master gowns are made of 100% recycled plastic. Not only are these new gowns made from recycled materials, but they can also be recycled after commencement.
Master information: http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/grad/masterapparel.html
Ph.D. apparel information is available at http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/grad/phdrental.html
Ceremony details (pdf): Check in is at 2:00! Leave your valuables with family or friends. We have no safe place to put them.
Seating: No tickets required. Although not all sections will be open, there will be ample seating for all your guests.The doors to the arena for your guests will open at 2:15 p.m. Seating arrangements for guests with special needs can be arranged by calling Gayle Whitney at (612) 624-4244.
Parking: Parking will be available in the 4th Street Ramp (4th Street & 17th Ave. SE), the Washington Ave. Ramp (Washington and Harvard), the University Ave. Ramp (University Ave.) as well as a number of lots along 4th Street SE running parallel to University Avenue.
Grad Images will attend commencement and will be taking a photograph of each graduate as they are recognized on stage and will send you a free color proof via your U of M e-mail. The proof will be mailed within a week of the ceremony. Enlargements will be available to you at a reasonable price. Family members are encouraged to relax in their seats and limit their personal picture taking to before or after the ceremony.
Most students generally receive their diplomas two to three months after completing their degree requirements. Participation in the graduation ceremony does not guarantee that you have completed your degree. Be sure to contact your academic adviser if you have questions or concerns about completing your degree requirements.
Recognition for Academic Achievement
If you are graduating with a cumulative gpa of 3.75 or above, and/OR if you are completing the honors program, please be sure to note this on your online RSVP. Your achievement will be noted in the program and you will receive an Academic Achievement medallion. Academic Achievement medallions are given to students completing the honors program, those graduating with Latin designators, as well as students graduating with distinction (3.75-3.89) or high distinction (3.90 or above).
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