University of Minnesota Morris

Graduation, Degree Completion, and Commencement


If graduating students remain at Morris to complete another major or licensure, they may not be listed in more than one commencement program.

Graduation is a term often used interchangeably with both degree completion and commencement. Please be aware that graduating seniors must apply for the degree and complete the degree in order to “graduate.” Eligible seniors may participate in the commencement/graduation ceremony. Graduating seniors may request that their names not be included in the printed commencement program.

Degree Completion


“Students who are within 15 credits of the 120 required for graduation, and who can verify registration in courses that will complete all outstanding credits and requirements, may participate in the ceremony as a graduating senior.”