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2008 University of Minnesota, Crookston Commencement

Saturday, May 3
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Pre-Commencement Reception
Northern Lights Lounge, Student Center

All friends and family are invited to both the reception and ceremony.

2:00 p.m.
Speaker – Patricia Simmons, Chair, University of Minnesota Board of Regents
Lysaker Gymnasium, Sports Center
2008 Commencement Program
View the 2008 Commencement Ceremony

These events are open to the public and no tickets are required.
There is no limit to the number of guests that each graduate may have.
The doors will open at approximately 1:00 pm.

New for 2008!

Commencement Photographs
A professional photographer has been contracted to take individual photos of graduates before and during the May 2008 commencement ceremony. All graduates are encouraged to have an optional posed photograph taken in Sahlstrom Conference Center prior to the commencement ceremony in Lysaker Gymnasium. The photographer will also take a photo of each candidate as he or she receives the diploma folder from the Chancellor at the ceremony. A few weeks after the ceremony, a proof of these photos and an order form will be mailed to each graduate. At that time, you may order photos from the photographer. Please note: audience members should avoid crowding the stage or aisle ways throughout the ceremony.

Live Video Stream
View the commencement ceremony LIVE via the web.
Update 6-4-08: View the 2008 Commencement Ceremony


Requesting Accommodations related to a Disability

Graduates or friends and family members of graduates who have questions related to disability accommodations for Commencement ’08 are asked to contact Laurie Wilson in the UMC Office for Students with Disabilities. Persons with questions or accommodation needs may email to or call 218-281-8587. UMC generally has 10 accessible parking spaces available in the vicinity of Lysaker, ample floor space for wheelchairs, scooters and walkers, opens the doors to the gymnasium at 1:00 in time to accommodate preferential seating needs, and has secured an ASL Interpreter for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. If your concerns are not addressed with these accommodations, please contact Laurie Wilson promptly!