CLA Undergraduate Commencement


2022 Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m and 4 p.m.
3M Arena at Mariucci

Livestreams & Virtual Ceremony

The virtual ceremony website contains a listing of all 2022 CLA graduates.


Special in-person Alumni Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Saturday, May 14, at noon
3M Arena at Mariucci



Information about CLA Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 14, 12 p.m.
Alumni Commencement Details

Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. 
2022 Graduate Details

Sunday, May 15, 4 p.m.
2022 Graduate Details

The College of Liberal Arts will host three undergraduate ceremonies instead of the usual two, in order to accommodate an in-person Alumni Commencement Ceremony of bachelor's degree graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021.

Your ceremony time is associated with your graduation term and major, as specified below. (Due to maximum capacities being reached, switches to a different ceremony cannot be accommodated.)

Saturday, May 14, 12 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 4 p.m.

Graduates from:
Summer 2019
Fall 2019
May 2020
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
May 2021


Any major

Graduates from:
Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022

AND major in:

African American and African Studies

American Studies



Bachelor of Individualized Studies

Biology, Society, and Environment


Computer Science

Earth Sciences


Economics-Quantitative Emphasis

Environmental Geosciences



Human Physiology

Individually Designed Interdepartmental




Political Science


Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Justice

Statistical Practice

Statistical Science


Urban Studies

Graduates from:
Summer 2021
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022

AND major in:


American Indian Studies


Art History

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Chicano-Latino Studies


Communication Studies

Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature


Developmental Psychology


French Studies

Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies

German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Global Studies

Italian Studies

Jewish Studies



Mass Communication


Music Education

Music Therapy

Ojibwe Language


Religious Studies


Spanish and Portuguese Studies

Spanish Studies

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations

Studies in Cinema and Media Culture

Technical Writing and Communication

Theatre Arts

Sunday Ceremonies FAQ

Alumni Ceremony FAQ

Kareem Rahma, Keynote Speaker

Kareem Rahma (BA '08, journalism) is a comedian and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn, New York. He is currently the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of SomeFriends, in addition to his role as Senior Advisor to twice Oscar-nominated documentary studio XTR. Prior to founding SomeFriends, Kareem was the CEO and Co-Founder of Nameless Network, which went on to launch the Museum of Pizza. Earlier in his career, Kareem served as Global Marketing Lead at Vice Media and Digital Growth Strategy Editor at The New York Times. He was an Executive Producer of Miracle Fishing (Tribeca Film Festival, 2020, now streaming on Discovery+) and Ferguson Rises (Tribeca Film Festival, 2021.) In 2020, Kareem published a book of poetry titled We Were Promised Flying Cars with Brooklyn-based Pioneer Works. He is also a two-time Webby-nominated writer and comedian known for his comedic sketch and short-form video content which has been shared and watched by millions of people.

CLA Department Graduation Celebrations

Some of CLA's academic departments may host additional celebrations for their students. Details about these events will be sent to expected graduates directly from their academic department. For questions, consult the academic department contact list.