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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held virtually. Appeals are not open at this time.


Minnesota State Mankato encourages graduates to participate in the commencement ceremony for the term in which they are officially graduating. If you are not officially graduating this semester but want to participate in the upcoming Commencement ceremony, please submit an online appeal form. 

On the appeal form, you must list your rationale for why an exception should be made on your behalf. A limited number of appeals will be approved for extreme circumstances (medical reasons, leaving the country, etc.) each semester and will be based on your explanation. 

Once we receive your appeal form, we will take your request under consideration. We will contact you via email within 10 days of submittal to notify you if your appeal has been approved or declined. If approved, you may proceed to the online Commencement Registration form to register for the ceremony.

NOTE: 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.