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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Preparing to Graduate

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Graduates, you have spent countless hours and expended much effort to earn your degree. Now, there are just a few more items you need to take care of before you can become an official alumna or alumnus of MSU.


Have you filled out your application for graduation?

Have you registered to participate in the Commencement ceremony?

Do you know what to do on graduation day?

These questions and more can be answered by clicking on the appropriate links to the left.


NOTE: For a student to be eligible to walk in the commencement ceremony, students 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 (or November 1 if the fall). 


 * Spring and Summer graduates are included with Spring Commencement (held in May); Summer and Fall graduates are included with Fall Commencement (held in December).