Graduation Information

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

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

Commencement Ceremony Dates

Spring Commencement will be held on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Commencement Ceremony Location 

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

Commencement Ceremony Times

Please plan for the ceremony to be approximately 75-90 minutes long. 

Friday, May 6

  • 3:00 pm -- College of Business
  • 5:30 pm -- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Saturday, May 7

  • 9:00 am -- College of Science Engineering & Technology
  • 11:30 am -- College of Education
  • 2:00 pm -- College of Allied Health and Nursing
  • 4:30 pm -- College of Arts & Humanities


All receptions are immediately following that college’s commencement ceremony. 

College of Business: Lincoln Lounge in the CSU
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Einstein’s Bagels in Myers Field House

College of Science, Engineering and Technology: Ford Hall Atrium
College of Allied Health and Nursing: CSU Ballroom
College of Arts and Humanities: Einstein’s Bagels in Myers Field House

Additional Day of Commencement Information