CEHD commencement is held once a year in the spring.
Commencement is held at 3M Arena at Mariucci, 1901 4th Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455
No tickets are necessary, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 3M Arena at Mariucci has ample seating.
There are several U of M parking lots and ramps near Mariucci Arena. Note that the ceremony will be held during normal University business hours, so space will fill quickly in the parking ramps.
3M Arena at Mariucci tends to be drafty, so we suggest wearing layers.
Due to strict fire codes, guests are restricted to hand-held portable video units only please.
For your convenience, we have made arrangements with Grad Images for a professional photographer to record the moment you are awarded your congratulatory certificate.
You will receive a free proof of this photo in the mail within six days following the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase.
Please direct any questions regarding commencement photographs to Grad Images.
Guests may be dropped off at the entrance on the northeast corner of the Mariucci Arena (access to this area is located between 5th and Oak Streets). There are a limited number of parking spots for ADA guests in Lot 37.
Wheelchair seating is reserved in two areas in Mariucci Arena, and is first-come, first-served. Refer to the options below and map of Mariucci. [PDF]
For ASL interpreters, please contact the Disability Resource Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least four weeks prior to commencement.
Flowers will be available for purchase in the lobby. Cash, credit card or checks are accepted.
Balloons are not allowed in Mariucci Arena.
Check with hotels for special U of M rates.
615 Washington Ave. S.E.
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave S.
Hotel by Wyndham University Ave SE
2407 University Ave. S.E.
225 South 3rd Ave.
Delta Hotels Minneapolis Northeast
1330 Industrial Boulevard
925 4th Street SE