Graduation and Commencement

Congratulations on nearing your academic goals! In order to graduate, you must complete the graduation application and follow-up survey during the final semester of your program. Once completed, please return both pieces to Records and Registration by December 1 (fall semester) or April 1 (spring semester).

To learn more about participating in the commencement ceremony, please review information provided via the appropriate link:

What's the difference between graduation and commencement?

Graduation is the completion of all degree or certificate requirements as recorded on an official transcript. Students must submit a Graduation Application to the Registration and Records Office in order to have their record reviewed for program completion.

Commencement is the ceremony to celebrate the completion of a degree or certificate. Students who apply for graduation are invited to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.

Contact Information 

Location: Educational Services (ES) 70
Phone: 763-424-0719
Fax: 763-493-0563


Monday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.