Assembly Line-up

Graduates will assemble and check-in at the Maturi Pavilion located across the street from 3M Arena at Mariucci on Fourth Street SE. Please use the West Pavilion main doors to enter the building (see map below for reference). Commencement staff will be on hand to check graduates in and to provide further instruction regarding the procession into 3M Arena at Mariucci. Please leave coats and valuables with your guests as there will not be a secure place for you to leave them at the Maturi Pavilion. All bags are subject to search at the Maturi Pavilion and again upon entry to the 3M Arena at Mariucci. Please review the U of M's bag policy for allowable bags and personal items.

Check-in times:

11:00 am ceremony - 9:30am to 10:15 am
4:00 pm ceremony - 2:30 to 3:15 pm

Each ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours and includes a procession of faculty, students, regents, and other guests. There will be a commencement address and presentation of degree candidates. All degree candidates cross the stage as their names are called. A reminder that your tassel starts on the right side of your cap. At the end of the ceremony you will be instructed to move it to the left side. You will receive a diploma cover on the stage and will shake hands with the dean. If you do not wish to shake hands, please place your right hand near your left shoulder.

Map of commencement arena, parking and checkin