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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Preparing to Graduate

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Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript held in the Office of Registration and Academic Records.

Check your Degree Audit in eServices to determine your degree completion.

Commencement is the ceremony that celebrates the completion of a degree.

Application for graduation

Register to participate in the Commencement ceremony (registration closes on Friday, Nov. 19 at 11:59 pm)

What to do on graduation day

NOTE: For a student to be eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony, they must be graduating in the term in which commencement is held, or graduating in the following term and have an approved appeal to walk in commencement.

If you are a summer graduate, you do not need to appeal to walk early in the spring event; you are automatically eligible to walk early as we do not host a separate summer event.

To be included within the commencement program, you must have a graduation application on file before April 1 (spring) or November 1 (fall). 

*Spring and Summer graduates participate in the Spring Commencement (held in May); Summer and Fall graduates participate in the Fall Commencement (held in December).