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Be sure you know all of the academic and administrative steps required to complete your degree.

2018 Orientation Information

  • 2018 Graduate Student Orientation - Check the schedule here for sessions that apply to you.

What steps do I need to take to graduate?

In addition to your program's requirements, the following administrative steps may be required to get your degree. Check with your program office.

Have you...

Here is more information about degree completion steps.


Grad Students in the News

Scholarship Opportunities 

  • The Duluth Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers several scholarships to qualifying graduate students. The due date is June 1st. 

GRAD Talks

Fall 2018 - TBA

Spring 2018

      • April 24th - Dustyn Leff "Attentional Bias to Internet Gaming Images Using Eye Tracking Technology" 
      • April 19th - Blair Powless "The Post-Makkah Malcolm X: Avoiding the Trap of Racism"
      • March 13th - Trevor Keyler "Visual Properties, Behavior, and Habitat of Select North American Fishes" 
      • February 27th - Bryce Hansen "Current Research making our Concrete Roadways Smoother and More Durable"

On-campus Resources for Graduate Students

UMD Writers' Workshop

The UMD Writers' Workshop is open to all UMD students, faculty, and staff who would like help improving their writing.

Resources for Non-native Speakers of English

The Academic Writing and Learning Center is pleased to announce study groups for all members of the UMD community who are non-native speakers of English. 

Study Groups meet in KAML 213, behind the Writers' Workshop. These study groups are free and not for credit. Participants will practice a variety of skills in a relaxed setting and become more proficient at English overall.

For any questions and to make a reservation (not required), please contact Mia O'Brien at or 726-7883.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center offers a number of different resources and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.

Health Services

Health Services are available right here on campus to support the physical and mental well-being of UMD students.

Disability Resources

Disability Resources promotes access on campus and coordinates academic accommodations with students who have disabilities.

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