Eligibility and Registration

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The Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Commencement ceremony is open to the following students: 

  • Graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science and Engineering.
  • Graduates with degrees that were officially awarded after December 2018.
  • Students who expect to complete their graduate degree by December 31, 2021, and have met their program's eligibility requirements for commencement attendance. 
Students with degrees pending
Your graduate program may have specific criteria regarding who is allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please check with your program before you register if you are unsure of the commencement attendance eligibility requirements.
Attending the commencement ceremony does not imply that you have officially graduated. For information regarding steps required for the award of your degree or certificate, please refer to the University's graduate degree completion checklists.


Registration instructions and deadline 

Registration for the 2021 Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Commencement Ceremony will open in early 2021. Contact [email protected] for further information.

You must have an active University of Minnesota internet ID and password to access the online registration system. If you need to reactivate your account, contact the Technology Helpline ([email protected]). You must login with a UMN account (@umn.edu), not a Gmail account.

If you plan to participate in this spring's commencement ceremony, you must register online. If you fail to register by the deadline, you may be ineligible to attend. Only graduates who have registered by the deadline will have their names published in the commencement booklet.

Photo Slideshow

Upload a photo!

You may upload one photo of yourself and/or your colleagues. Photos will be added to a slideshow that will scroll across the arena scoreboard during the hour before the ceremony begins. Photos may depict an aspect of academic life: the lab, the classroom, conferences, University events, etc.

Photos must be high-quality, good-resolution, with a maximum file size of 10MB.


  • Have your photo ready before you register! Photos are due at the time of registration and will not be accepted later.
  • When a photo is uploaded to the registration form, ASE Commencement becomes the owner of the photo copy. Permission will not be granted to view photos once they are submitted.

The University of Minnesota does not guarantee that submitted photos will be used during the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Commencement due to the number of participants, size and quality of photo provided, content appropriateness, or other limiting factors.