Commencement Information

Minnesota State University, Mankato, encourages graduates to participate in the Commencement ceremony for the term they officially graduate.

This is not a ticketed event, and there is no limit on the number of guests a graduate is allowed to bring.

Please note — no strollers, balloons, or signage are allowed in the Bresnan Arena.

Commencement Ceremony Location 

All ceremonies will be held on campus in Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center.

FALL 2023 Commencement Ceremony Times

Please plan for the ceremony to be approximately 90 minutes long. 

Saturday, December 9, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. — College of Allied Health & Nursing and College of Business
  • 12:00 p.m. — College of Education, College of Science, Engineering, Technology and College of Humanities and Social Sciences


College of Business
Saturday, December 9, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CSU Mav Ave near Ostrander Auditorium
More information can be found  here.
College of Science, Engineering, Technology
Saturday, December 9, 2023
Immediately following the commencement ceremony
Ford Hall Atrium
Cake and refresments will be served

Additional Day-of-Commencement Information