Rockie with graduates
2021

Commencement

"I am currently in the University of Minnesota Duluth Family Medicine Residency program. My educational experience at UMR far exceeded my expectations. The thing I value most is the professional development I received and the close interactions with UMR faculty that have allowed me to feel comfortable speaking with patients and their families. This professionalism stems from a solid foundation that was integrated throughout the UMR curriculum.” — Hannah Salk, M.D., UMR Alumna

Commencement Ceremony

2021 Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.   

We are happy to share that UMR will be holding an in-person commencement for graduates, with livestreaming for parents, families and friends. To join the livestream event visit UMR's YouTube page.

For questions contact Anne Kowal, Events Manager, amkowal@r.umn.edu  

 

 

Commencement Rehearsal Schedule, Friday, May 14, 2021

12:00 p.m. - Graduates and Student Marshals rehearsal 

2:00 p.m. - Graduates and Student Marshals rehearsal 

3:00 p.m. - Chancellor and Student and Faculty speakers rehearsal 

 

Commencement Schedule, Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. - Gather in Green Rooms at the Mayo Civic Center (Room TBD)

10:45 a.m. - Gowned up and ready to move

11:00 a.m. - Ceremony begins

 

Cap & Gown Information

Students will receive a 20% discount on Cap, gown and/or hood, and optional graduation items during Grad Fest scheduled for March 24-26. This is an on-line event through the MGear website. Grad Fest is a great way to save time and money while preparing for commencement.

 

Graduate Guests

We will be livestreaming the event for parents, families and friends to celebrate your achievement virtually as you walk the stage in your cap and gown. It is difficult for our institution and community to limit attendance on this wondrous occasion; however, to stay within the parameters of the state guidelines, in-person attendance must be limited to graduates, faculty and campus leadership. As has been true throughout this pandemic, we will be prepared to adjust plans in response to changes in executive orders and University policy, if they arise. 

The livestream link can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1w5RKJ0XE4

 

Commencement Contact
Anne Kowal
Events Manager
amkowal@r.umn.edu or umrgrad@r.umn.ed

Disability Resources Contact
Jeff Baier
Disability Resources Coordinator
disability@r.umn.edu

Saturday, May 15 | 11 a.m.

Livestream Link to be provided

We will be livestreaming the event for parents, families and friends to celebrate your achievement virtually as you walk the stage in your cap and gown. It is difficult for our institution and community to limit attendance on this wondrous occasion; however, because we must abide by the current executive orders in-person attendance must be limited to graduates, faculty and campus leadership. As has been true throughout this pandemic, we will be prepared to adjust plans in response to changes in executive orders and University policy, if they arise. 

The livestream link can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1w5RKJ0XE4

 

Commencement Photography

Arrangements have been made with Lifetouch to photograph each graduate during the Commencement ceremony. Graduates have been provided with information regarding the option to purchase portraits. All images from the ceremony may be viewed/purchased at www.events.lifetouch.com in two weeks. All inquiries should be directed to events@lifetouch.com. Thank you for your cooperation.

Commencement Contact
Anne Kowal
Events Manager
amkowal@r.umn.edu or umrgrad@r.umn.edu

Commencement Rehearsal Schedule, Friday, May 14

3:00 p.m. - Faculty and student speakers rehearsal 

Commencement Schedule, Saturday, May 16, 2020

10:00 a.m. - Gather in Green Rooms at Mayo Civic Center (Room TBD)

10:45 a.m. - Gowned up and ready to move

11:00 a.m. - Ceremony begins

We recognize the importance of commencement as a University tradition. A time for the community, family, friends and peers to gather in celebration of all of your accomplishments, challenges and perseverance. A ceremony to recognize your triumphs as you embark on the next chapter of your life. 

It is difficult for our institution and community to limit attendance on this wondrous occasion, however  to stay within the parameters of the state guidelines, and keep the standard of safety and health as the utmost importance. Therefore, in-person attendance must be limited to graduates, faculty and campus leadership.

We will be livestreaming the event for parents, families and friends to celebrate with you virtually. The livestream link can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1w5RKJ0XE4

 

Commencement Contact
Anne Kowal
Events Manager
amkowal@r.umn.edu