commencement 2023

Commencement 2024

Commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024. We will celebrate the following graduates:

  • December 2023
  • May 2023
  • Summer 2023

Grad Fair 2024

This year’s Grad Fair will be held Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28.

More information about 2024 Grad Fair and the 2024 commencement ceremonies will be available in February. Check back for details.

Commencement FAQs

When is Commencement?

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Ceremony times: TBA

When can I walk for Commencement?

You will be included in the May 11, 2024, ceremony if you graduate in any of the following terms:

  • December 2023
  • May 2024
  • Summer 2024

What paperwork do I need to graduate?

Undergraduate students: Apply for degree completion in Workday if you have not already. This is a critically important step to graduate. It will ensure your name is in the program, and register you to receive emails about Grad Fair and Commencement.

Graduate students: Submit your Intent to Graduate form. This is a critically important step to graduate. It will ensure your name is in the program, and put you on the listserv to receive emails about Grad Fair and Commencement. Please contact your graduate advisor if you have questions regarding the Intent to Graduate form.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are typically sent out eight to nine weeks after you complete your degree. Please email with any questions.

Do I have to RSVP for Commencement?

Yes. More information about how to RSVP will be posted when it's available.

If I graduate in December, how will I learn details about Commencement and Grad Fair?

Continue to check your Hamline email after you graduate, as that is the official way the university communicates with you about these event details. Emails will come from

Sometimes recent grads overlook the annual password reset requirement. This blocks access to Hamline email, and communications are missed. To avoid this happening to you, periodically check your Hamline email and reset your password before the deadline. If you need assistance reactivating your account, contact

What is Grad Fair?

Grad Fair is an event that celebrates and prepares graduating students for, well, graduating! At Grad Fair you'll be able to:

  • Purchase your cap and gown
  • Record your name pronunciation for the ceremony readers
  • Verify you have what you need to graduate with the Registration and Records office
  • And much more!

How do I know if I'm graduating with Latin Honors?

Latin Honors status is calculated after J-Term. Contact the registrar at to determine if you are qualified to graduate with Latin Honors after that time. Those who qualify will be given a gold tassel for their mortarboard on commencement day.

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