Commencement Ceremony - May 12, 2022

On Campus & Zoom (See Details)

2022 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Traditional On Campus Ceremony

Students who have completed the graduation application by the deadlines stated will be invited to the ceremony. Invitations are mailed mid-April to the current address listed on the graduation application. It is essential that you RSVP before the end of April for planning purposes.

Ceremony Instructions

There will NOT be a rehearsal for the commencement ceremony. Therefore, it is important for students planning on participating in the ceremony to read the following detailed instructions very carefully and to also look over the diagrams for the entrance and exit to the ceremony.

Please check-in in Mullins Hall between 4:00 and 4:30 to pick up your name card and provide the correct pronunciation of your name to the roll call reader. The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:00.

Caps and Gowns

The attire for graduation will be the traditional royal blue cap and gown and blue and white tassel. Graduates planning on attending the ceremony must pick up their cap, gown and tassel beginning May 2 in the ICC Bookstore. Cost is approximately $30 for cap, gown and tassel. You should pick up your cap and gown no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Invitations and RSVP's

Students who have completed a graduation application will be sent a letter the first part of April inviting them to graduation. It is important for students to respond in a timely manner to the RSVP request. The number of chairs set up for the graduates and the number of diploma packets prepared are based on this RSVP. If you do not submit an RSVP, there will not be a chair set up or diploma packet ready for you.

Graduating with Honors

Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in order to be eligible for honors status. Cumulative grade point averages at the end of fall semester are used to determine honor status for students completing degrees at the end of spring semester or summer session. Cumulative grade point averages are used to determine honor status for students completing degrees at the end of fall semester.

Honors status requires a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.49
High Honors status requires a cumulative GPA of 3.50 to 4.00

Students graduating with honors will be given an honors cord to be worn at the commencement ceremony when they pick up their cap, gown, and tassel in the Bookstore.

Not Attending the Ceremony?

Students who choose not to attend, or are unable to attend the ceremony will be mailed a packet of information the week following the ceremony. This packet will be sent to the permanent address you listed on your graduation application. It will include all the information that was handed out to graduates at the ceremony, along with a copy of the graduation program and information about your diploma. We do not mail out diploma covers, however, if you would like a cover, you may stop by the Administration Building, Room 107 to request one.

Apply for Graduation

Apply for Graduation
Graduation is not automatic- You must apply!

  1. Log into eServices and download/print your DARS (Degree Audit Report).
  2. Make an appointment to meet with a counselor or advisor: schedule online here or call 218-322-2320.
  3. Complete the Graduation Application and email to
  4. Complete the Graduate Follow-up Survey within 12 months of graduation.

Itasca posts degrees at the end of fall semester, spring semester, and summer session.

It is the student's responsibility to apply for graduation by completing the online Graduation Application by deadlines posted below.

Graduation Application Deadlines

Semester of Graduation Application Deadline
Fall Graduates First Wednesday in October
Spring Graduates First Wednesday in March
Summer Graduates First Wednesday in April (for spring ceremony)

Receive your Diploma


Diplomas are not awarded at the time of the graduation ceremony but will be mailed after a final graduation review has been completed. The approximate dates of diploma mailings is March 1 for fall graduates and September 1 for spring and summer graduates. The evening of the ceremony, graduates will receive a diploma cover with informational inserts. Degrees are posted to transcripts prior to the mailing of diplomas.


Any questions concerning eligibility for graduation or the graduation application process may be directed to Records in the Student Services Office in 107 Backes Hall (218-322-2324). Questions regarding the ceremony may be directed to Student Services in 107 Backes Hall (218-322-2320).