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Be a Part of the Celebration!

Congratulations to our amazing graduates who finished the year with strength, dedication, and positivity. Spring 2020 was a term like no other, and we are proud of your accomplishments amidst so much uncertainty.

Check out the videos below that honor the class of 2020. Hail to thee!

A Message from Dean Bob Stine

Read the video transcript. 

Congratulations from CCAPS Staff and Faculty

Student Commencement Speaker, Riley Boedigheimer 


Students in the following CCAPS Graduate Programs are eligible to participate in spring 2020 commencement if they will complete their program fall 2019 or intend to graduate by August 31, 2020:

  • 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

Students in the following CCAPS Undergraduate Programs are eligible to participate in commencement 2020 if they applied to be granted a degree in fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020:

  • 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, 2020, 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, 2020, 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.

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.

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