Graduate Commencement

2021 Commencement

UMD will hold a virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 8. Supplemental smaller in-person activities to celebrate our graduates are being explored by various colleges and departments across campus. More information about these activities will be shared as it becomes available. Watch your University email, this page, or the UMD Commencement page for updates.

Requirements and deadlines

Friday, March 19, 2021 was the deadline to submit the Commencement RSVP to have your name listed in the printed program. The deadline to indicate your participation in the virtual Commencement on May 8 has been extended, so you may continue to RSVP for that purpose. Please contact the Grad Office at [email protected], or the Commencement Coordinator at [email protected] with any questions.

Graduation requirements

  • Visit our degree progress and completion page to be sure you are on track for graduation.
  • Apply to Graduate online through your MyU Portal by the first day of the month in which you intend to complete all degree requirements. Note:  This is NOT the same as the Commencement RSVP above. Applying to graduate is a separate step. You must apply to graduate through MyU to get your degree. 

Individual programs may have additional requirements for degree completion. Please check with your program office.

Additional notes for those participating in Commencement Ceremonies

  • Save 20% at the Grad Fair from March 31 - April 6!
  • Participating Doctoral degree students can find more information about doctoral regalia linked here.
  • Participating Master's degree students can find more information about master's regalia linked here.
  • ***NOTE: When ordering Graduation Hoods, please include your Discipline/Degree in the comments area.***
  • If you have any questions about the proper regalia and deadlines by which regalia must be ordered, please contact UMD Stores.
  • More details regarding Commencement are available on the UMD Commencement Information page
  • Questions? Contact the UMD Graduate School Office at (218) 726-7523, or email [email protected]. If you are an undergraduate student (bachelor's degree), contact [email protected].

Other Information

Visit the One Stop Student Services website for information on the following: