Commencement 2022

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Ceremony Information

The ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. No tickets are needed for guests. All are welcome.

A livestream of the ceremony will be available for anyone not able to join in-person. Please visit Northrop's Commencement ceremony livestream to watch the ceremony. The ceremony will go live around 9:45am on the day of the ceremony. Note that if you visit this link outside of the School of Dentistry Commencement time, you might see a ceremony from another University of Minnesota college or school.

Guest Information

The Northrop auditorium doors will open at 9:15am for guests to find their seats. Seating is general admission. Signage will indicate spaces that are reserved for graduates and accommodation requests.

Venue Information

Northrop - 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Northrop website offers more information on parking and directions and accessibility.

Northrop does not allow helium balloons in the venue.

Graduation 2021 - outside the student union
Graduation 2021 - taking photos outside
Graduation 2021 - inside Northrop
Graduation 2021 - Walking to Dean Keith Mays
Graduation 2021 - DDS Class

Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am. We are planning for an in person commencement for graduates at Northrop Auditorium following all State of Minnesota and University COVID-19 guidelines for indoor events. The School of Dentistry will follow Northrop capacity policies and University guidelines at the time of graduation for guest attendance. Guests are currently allowed at Northrop following the Northrop COVID preparedness plan. These plans may change with pandemic conditions. Any updates will be communicated by U of M email to expected graduates and posted on this website.

Commencement will also be livestreamed.