CSE Department Commencement Celebrations

Small, in-person department events

Below are the dates and times for each department event. All events will be in the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 SE Oak St., Minneapolis. Each event will be limited to a maximum of one hour due to time needed for cleaning, resetting the space, and arrival of graduates for the next event. Some departments will have multiple ceremonies due to size.

Department Date Time
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Monday, May 10 9-10 a.m.
Biomedical Engineering Tuesday, May 11 7-8 p.m.
Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Wednesday, May 12 2-3 p.m.
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Monday, May 10 2-3 p.m.
Chemistry Monday, May 10 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Tuesday, May 11 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Computer Science - 1 Saturday, May 8 9-10 a.m.
Computer Science - 2 Saturday, May 8 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Computer Science - 3 Saturday, May 8 2-3 p.m.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Wednesday, May 12 2-3 p.m.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Wednesday, May 12 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Industrial and Systems Engineering Wednesday, May 12 11 a.m.-Noon
Mathematics Tuesday, May 11 2-3 p.m.
Mechanical Engineering - 1 Tuesday, May 11 9-10 a.m.
Mechanical Engineering - 2 Tuesday, May 11 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Physics and Astronomy Monday, May 10 7-8 p.m.


Graduates: Watch your email

Graduates will be contacted (or may have already been contacted) directly by their department with additional event details to register for their department celebration.

Restrictions and Guidelines

Capacity will be limited under social distancing guidelines. Each event will be livestreamed for friends and family who are not able to attend. Family and friends may be physically on campus to congratulate you after the ceremony as long as everyone is following all social distance guidelines.

Masks and social distancing will be required both outdoors and indoors given current protocols. No food or beverages will be served. There will be no hand shaking. A professional photographer will be available to take each graduate's photo. Department-based celebrations will meet all safety guidelines outlined by the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Cap and Gown

Graduates will be instructed by their department if caps and gowns are requested. To purchase a cap and gown for your photo or for the department celebration, please visit the U of M Bookstore website.


If you have further questions, please contact your CSE academic department.