Commencement 2024

The College of Design's 2024 Commencement Ceremony for undergraduate and graduate students is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 in the afternoon and will be held in Northrop Auditorium.

The exact time of the ceremony and other celebration details will be added to this page as they are finalized.

Commencement FAQs

Collected below are frequently asked questions related to the College of Design's Commencement Ceremony. If you are unable to find an answer to your question in our FAQs please reach out to [email protected].

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Who will be invited to the 2024 College of Design Commencement?

  • Students who have formally declared a) a College of Design undergraduate degree b) a College of Design graduate degree c) are pursuing a second major within the College of Design AND
  • Have an Expected Graduation Term (EGT) of Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 or Fall 2024.

Note: The printed program will include all students who are invited to the ceremony, regardless of whether or not they attend.

How and when will I be invited to Commencement?

College of Design students will receive an invitation this winter via their U of M email address. Students will need to RSVP by filling out the embedded survey within the email invitation.

When will I receive my diploma?

Most students receive their diplomas two to three months after completing their degree requirements. For diplomas sent to an international address delivery may take an additional two to three months longer. Be sure to contact your advisor if you have questions or concerns about completing your degree requirements.

Where can I watch last year's Commencement?

You can watch previous College of Design Commencement Ceremonies on the College of Design YouTube page.