Commencement – Saturday, May 13, 2023

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony Details


Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm (CT) 


Northrop (located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus)
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Start Time The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and graduates are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Reception Following the ceremony, there will be a light reception in the Northrop Atrium until 1:00 p.m.
Speaker TBA
Order of Exercises
  • Prelude and Processional
  • Welcome
  • Stanley V. Kinyon Teaching Awards
  • Presentation of the Class of 2023 Student Awards and Class Gift
  • William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service
  • Minnesota Law Equity & Diversity Awards
  • MS Patent Law Class Graduation Address 
  • LL.M. Class Graduation Address
  • J.D. Class Graduation Address
  • Commencement Address
  • Presentation of the Class of 2023
  • Hail! Minnesota
  • Recessional

On Friday, May 12, Dean Garry W. Jenkins invites the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2023 and their guests to a graduate reception on the Plaza level of Mondale Hall from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Graduates are requested to RSVP online for their guests.

Graduates sitting in auditorium
Student shaking hands with judge Tunheim
Students wait for commencement in hallway
The dean with graduates
Judge Tunheim giving his commencement address
Graduates assembling for class photo
Graduates standing in auditorium



Please contact the Law School Event Manager with any questions regarding the Commencement ceremony at