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Graduation caps in the air with the words Hail to Thee
  • 2021 CCAPS Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • Location: Northrop
  • Watch a recording of the 2021 ceremony below

Be a Part of the Celebration!

Congratulations to our amazing graduates who finished the year with strength, dedication, and positivity. This has been a year like no other, and we are proud of your accomplishments amidst so much uncertainty. 

Watch a recording of the Commencement ceremony below.


Students in the following CCAPS Graduate Programs are eligible to participate in spring 2021 commencement if they will complete their program fall 2020 or intend to graduate by August 31, 2021:

  • Master of Biological Sciences
  • Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling
  • Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership
  • Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture
  • Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Master of Professional Studies in Applied Sciences Leadership

Students in the following CCAPS Undergraduate Programs are eligible to participate in commencement 2021 if they applied to be granted a degree in fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science: Construction Management, Health Services Management, Information Technology Infrastructure, Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Health and Wellbeing Sciences (BS)
  • Inter-College Program (BA, BS)
  • Multidisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)

Reminders for Graduates

Graduate Students

Graduation Clearance Process

Graduate students who intend to graduate by August 31, 2021, must be cleared by their programs. Contact your program office if you need assistance with degree completion forms.

Graduation Notification

If you plan to complete your program by August 31, 2021, and wish to participate in the ceremony, please notify your program as soon as possible.

Cap and Gown

You can order your cap, gown, and tassel through the University of Minnesota Bookstores.

Masters Hood Colors

  • ADDC/IBH - Light Blue
  • ACL - White
  • AScL/HORT/MBS - Gold

Undergraduate Students

Graduation Review and Preparation

Graduation Clearance Process

At the end of the semester in which you have applied to graduate, your file is reviewed for all requirements. If all requirements are successfully completed, CCAPS staff will "clear" you to graduate. The Office of the Registrar will then post the degree to your transcript. If any requirements are missing, your graduation is postponed and you will be notified by CCAPS of the missing requirements.

Graduation with Distinction

To graduate with distinction, students must have completed 60 or more semester credits at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75–3.89 is required for graduation "with distinction." A cumulative GPA of 3.90–4.00 is required for graduation "with high distinction." This award is based solely on a student's cumulative GPA, and no application is required.

Graduation with Latin Honors

Students must be enrolled in and complete the University Honors Program to graduate with Latin Honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude). Students may obtain a degree with both Latin Honors and “with distinction.”

Cap and Gown

You can order your cap, gown, and tassel through the University of Minnesota Bookstores.


Please contact ccapscommence@umn.edu.

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