POSTPONED: Spring 2020 Commencement

With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) the University of New Mexico and the UNM Gallup campus is taking every precaution to protect the communities we serve. There are still many unknowns as to how this virus will progress and the overall impact it will have locally and nationally. To that end, we are continuing efforts to limit potential sources of exposure while implementing methods that support the need for social distancing.

On March 23, 2020 President Stokes released an announcement, in which the undoubtedly difficult decision to postpone Spring 2020 commencement was shared. While the decision to postpone the various commencement activities, including the ceremony scheduled for UNM Gallup, is disappointing it is one that we will support with the understanding that the wellbeing of our students, our employees, and our community must come first, always.

Commencement exercises are held twice per year, at the end of the spring and fall semester. Attendance is optional. Students whose requirements were completed and degrees conferred in the preceding summer session, fall or spring semester are invited to attend.

POSTPONED: Spring 2020 Commencement

Date: Saturday May 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium (tentative)


Graduation Information

  • Keep a current checklist on your courses and when it looks like you are about a semester away from graduation, submit an Application to Graduate to your Academic Advisor.
  • Your Advisor will verify that you are close to graduating and will check for compliance with other university policies such as the requirement of a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Assuming that you meet these requirements, your name will be put on a potential graduation list.
  • Finally, when grades are posted for your last semester's work, a final check is completed and your name is forwarded for issue of your diploma.
  • You will need to provide current, accurate mailing information to the university to receive the diploma which usually arrives a couple of months after the actual graduation ceremony.

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