Commencement 2024

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Ceremony Information and Livestream

  • The ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes in length, lasting from 10:00 am through 11:30 am local Central Time.
  • For those not able to attend the event in person, the livestream link will go live around 9:45 am on the morning of the ceremony. Watch the video livestream from Northrop.
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Master of Dental Therapy, and Doctor of Dental Surgery graduates are asked to arrive to the 2nd floor east of Northrop by 8:40 am. Advanced education graduates are asked to arrive to the 2nd floor east of Northrop by 9:15 am.
  • If you have any questions about this year's ceremony, please contact Shannon Gilligan Wehr, Assistant Director of Student and Resident Affairs.

Guest Information

The Northrop auditorium doors will open at 9:15 am 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.

Photos from previous Commencement ceremonies

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