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Morris Campus Policy

Commencement Ceremony Participation: Morris

Policy Owner: Director, Office of the Registrar
Date Effective: 
October 2020
Date Revised: 
October 2020

Policy Statement

Students who are within 15 credits of the 120 required for the degree and who can verify registration in courses that will complete all outstanding credits and requirements may participate in the spring commencement ceremony as a graduating senior. Students must apply by the deadline specified by the academic calendar outlined on the Onestop Dates and Deadlines page.

Reason for Policy

Morris has one Commencement Ceremony per year in May. Eligible students completing degrees during fall or spring or are within 15 credits of completing degrees after the following summer or fall terms may participate in the ceremony.

Contacts

SubjectContactPhoneFax/Email
Primary Contact(s) Marcus Muller 320-589-6011 mull0262@morris.umn.edu
Janet Ericksen - Dean’s Office 320-589-6015 ericksja@morris.umn.edu

Procedures

Students who wish to participate in commencement and plan to complete the degree in summer or fall must apply for the degree via my MyU before the Spring deadline. The deadline will always correspond with the last day to add or withdraw from a class for spring semester. The date will be listed in the One Stop Student Services comprehensive student calendar. Students must have an academic plan in place for summer and fall classes that will complete the degree.

Other Information

Forms/Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I am one credit short of being eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. I have 16 credits to complete rather than 15 credits. Can I petition to participate in the Commencement Ceremony?

    Yes, students may submit an Academic Policy Petition to the Office of the Registrar. Students should clearly state their academic plans for degree completion.

  2. I think I’m eligible to apply, but I can’t access the Application for the Degree through MyU. What should I do?

    The Office of the Registrar will confirm your eligibility. Contact the Office of the Registrar at ummregistrar@morris.umn.edu or 320-589-6027.

  3. I missed the deadline to apply. What should I do?

    Even though you missed the deadline, you may apply for a future term via MyU. If you have extenuating circumstances and must graduate in a term no longer listed in MyU, you may be able to apply for that term. Contact the Office of the Registrar.

Responsibilities

College
Inform students of policy and procedure.
Student
Apply for graduation before the deadline. Petition, if needed, in a timely fashion.
Office of the Registrar 
Reviews petitions and informs students of decisions.

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