CLA Commencement

2017 Undergraduate Commencement
Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota
Sunday, May 14, 2017
11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Please note: The ceremonies times are divided by major. Please refer to the major list that is available on the CLA Commencement website. 

Student Information

Commencement Details
Students looking for information on invitations and RSVPs, student speaker applications, and more should be directed to Commencement Student Information.

Instructions for Fall 2017 Grads
Students expecting to graduate in Fall 2017 may also attend Spring 2017 CLA Commencement by emailing and asking to be placed on the waiting list. Guest numbers for Fall 2017 graduates may be reduced, depending on guest seating availability. Please be advised that Fall 2017 grads will not have their names appear in the commencement booklet. 

Late Degree Applications
If you meet with a student who will complete their degree this year but missed the degree application deadline, please complete a late degree application form. CLA Student Services will process the late degree application and the student will be invited to CLA Commencement. Names received after the Friday, April 14 application deadline will not appear in the application booklet.

One Stop Degree Application Information
For more information regarding graduation, including graduation checklists and deadlines for degree applications, please visit the One Stop graduation site

Volunteer at CLA Commencement
We need you! Staff volunteers make this event a success each year. Sign up now:

2017 Commencement: Full-time Staff Volunteer Sign-up Form