Friday, April 24, 2020

Graduating Seniors: Upload your photo for spring 2020 virtual commencement

Join in the celebration as the University of Minnesota honors 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement celebration "Hail to Thee!" beginning Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. CDT. Upload your photo to MarchingOrder by Wednesday, April 29.
Join the commencement celebration!

Save the date and join in the celebration as the University of Minnesota honors 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement celebration. The theme for the celebration is “Hail to Thee,” the University’s alma mater and a reference from Minnesota’s state song chosen to reflect the University’s admiration for graduates' incredible resilience in these stressful times.

University of Minnesota Virtual Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 16, 2020
11 a.m. CDT
Visit the online ceremony website

The virtual ceremony will be accessible online until June 30, 2020.

Upload your photo to participate

Candidates for graduation should have received an email from MarchingOrder to provide a photo to create a personalized presentation slide that will be displayed on the virtual commencement site. The deadline to upload your photo is Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

If you are planning to participate in the virtual commencement but have not yet received an email, please complete this commencement information form.

Commencement eligibility 

All students who were invited to the original CSE Commencement Ceremony in spring 2020 will still be invited to an in-person event at a later date whether or not they participate in the 2020 virtual commencement. Semesters affected include summer 2019, fall 2019, spring 2020, summer 2020, and fall 2020.

Celebration toolbox 

In the spirit of a traditional commencement, the University will be sending graduation candidates a tassel and diploma cover prior to the May 16 celebration. The University is also offering a virtual graduation toolbox, which includes:
  • Instructions on how to participate in a graduation cap decorating contest (use #CapsOff2020 on social media)
  • University brand assets such as digital backgrounds to use in taking photos 
  • Interactive social media resources 

Graduating students are encouraged to use #HailtoThee2020 in their commencement social posts.

For more information

IIf you are having problems with the MarchingOrder system, contact You may also contact for support related to your information in MarchingOrder. If you have additional questions related to the University virtual commencement, visit or email

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