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Events for Parents


Wednesday, March 25, 10 a.m. –6 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 10 a.m. –4 p.m.
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

GradFest is the U of M's official "one-stop" source for graduation information, services and products, and has promised "no hassle for a tassel" to U of M graduates. GradFest is a great way for students to save time and money while beginning to prepare for commencement and life after college.

Parents are invited to attend GradFest and help their students take care of graduation planning needs while exploring dozens of graduation-related exhibits where students can:

  • Pick up a cap & gown
  • Order graduation announcements
  • Select a college ring
  • Have a commencement portrait taken
  • Take care of financial aid exit interview
  • Save on diploma frames
  • Join the Alumni Association
  • Have their resume evaluated
  • Talk with local recruiters
  • And much, much more

For more information, see the GradFest website.

Classes Without Quizzes

March 28, 2015

The College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences invites parents to attend Classes Without Quizzes. Held annually, this uniquely diverse forum gives parents a chance to talk with faculty researchers and experts while learning about the science that affects all of us.

For more information, visit the Classes Without Quizzes website.


Because the University graduates several thousand students each spring, we do not hold an all-campus graduation ceremony. Each college within the University schedules its own commencement, giving students the opportunity to walk across the stage individually, in the presence of their own faculty and college administrators. Also, each college designates its own commencement speaker.

Find scheduled commencement ceremonies and other information on the Events Calendar.