CCE Commencement 

  • Spring 2017 CCE Commencement was held Saturday, May 6, 2017.
  • All information on this page refers to spring 2017 commencement. Information for 2018 will be coming soon.
  • Please check this page periodically for updates.


Students in the following CCE Graduate Programs are eligible to participate if they will complete their program fall 2016, or intend to graduate by August 31, 2017:

  • Master of Liberal Studies
  • 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 CCE Undergraduate Programs are eligible to participate if they applied to be granted a degree in fall 2016, spring 2017, or summer 2017:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science: Construction Management, Health Services Management, Information Technology Infrastructure, Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Inter-College Program
  • Multidisciplinary Studies

Reminders for Students Nearing Completion

Graduate Students

Graduation Clearance Process
Graduate students who intend to graduate by August 31, 2017, 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, 2017, and wish to participate in the ceremony, please notify your program by March 15.

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, the CCE staff "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 are notified by CCE 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.”

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