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Important Commencement Dates

  • Spring Graduation deadline: Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • Graduation Expo: Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Spring Commencement Ceremony: Monday, May 2, 2016

Location: Roy Wilkins Auditorium at Saint Paul RiverCentre

  • Suggested arrival time for graduates is 6 p.m.
  • Suggested arrival time for friends and family is 5:45 p.m. (all guests must be seated by 6:45 p.m.)
  • Graduate ceremony lineup begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m.
  • Late arrivals will be seated following the processional

Graduation Application Process

  1. Congratulations on graduating! Pat yourself on the back. Download the Graduation Packet as a resource for everything from parking at commencement to where to get your cap and gown.
  2. Register for the workshop with course number WKSP GRAD -- Graduation Requirements in the semester you intend to graduate.

    Register with your normal courses through Student e-Services (quick add ID #000002). Once you are enrolled in the workshop, your student account will automatically be billed the $20 graduation fee, which can be paid through Student e-Services. *

    WKSP GRAD is an online workshop through D2L that takes the place of the Intent to Graduate form. It contains all the information necessary for the commencement ceremony and graduation in general--we estimate about 30 minutes to read through the material. 
  3. Contact your advisor to do graduation planning. Your advisor finalizes your paperwork for graduation. You can register for this workshop through January 24, 2016.

    If you miss this date, you will need to file the Appeal to Graduate Past Deadline form. Follow the instructions as listed on the form.

    If you wish to walk at commencement but will not graduate til the following semester, you must use the Appeal to Walk in Commencement Before Graduating form.

*If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the workshop (WKSP GRAD), please contact the Graduation Coordinator at graduation@metrostate.edu or 651-793-1231.


Diploma information

Ceremony Guidelines

Graduation expo

Commencement Checklist


Disability Information

Honors eligibility

Parking at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Diploma Information

The $20 graduation fee also covers the cost of your diploma. Diplomas are mailed to graduates 4-5 weeks after the end of the semester.

View a copy of a Metropolitan State University diploma.

If necessary, you can update your mailing address through e-Services. If you no longer have access, send an e-mail request from your university mailbox to graduation@metrostate.edu.

If you want to request a duplicate diploma, complete the Duplicate Diploma Request form. Do NOT use this form to request your original diploma.

Honors Eligibility Information

The honors designations and the cumulative GPA required to achieve them are:

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.900 or higher
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.800 to 3.899
  • Cum Laude 3.700 to 3.799

To qualify for an honors designation, undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 30 upper division credits in graded (A-F courses) at Metropolitan State University.

The cumulative GPA will be calculated on the basis of all graded courses taken at Metropolitan State University.

For more information on graduation with honors, please view the University Procedure #252.


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