University of Minnesota GradFest '24

03/20/2024 - 10:00 AM (Wednesday) to 03/21/2024 - 6:00 PM (Thursday)
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Visit GradFest '24 for everything you need to know about graduating from the U of M — all in one place.

GradFest is the only time graduates can get discounts on their regalia and other graduation items like diploma frames, photo packages, announcements, gifts, and more!

GradFest delivers "no hassle for a tassel" services and information so graduates can:

  • Purchase and save 20% on their cap and gowns
  • Have professional photos taken in their cap and gowns
  • Join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association at 50% off
  • Shop the complete diploma frame collection from University Frames and save 25% on your order
  • Prepare for commencement and life after graduation
  • Select a U of M class ring and save up to $175 with exclusive event savings
  • Visit exhibits, save time, win prizes, and have fun!

Where Is It?
GradFest will be held at the U of M Bookstore inside Coffman Memorial Union. Attendance is free! No registration is required.

Who Will Be There?
Besides grabbing your graduation regalia at a discounted price, you'll get to meet with these vendors and take advantage of exclusive GradFest deals:

  • Jostens College Jewelry - Take advantage of BIG savings off University of Minnesota official class rings; FREE shipping on personalized graduation announcements and Uploma. Plus register to win an Apple Watch. These offers are only available at GradFest.
  • Blue 84 - This local MN apparel vendor will offer exclusive deals for event attendees.
  • Gopher Athletics - Get Alumni Gopher sports tickets and packages from Gopher Athletics.
  • GradImages - Take professional headshots as well as graduation photos with GradImages while wearing your new regalia. No appointment necessary!
  • U of M Alumni Association - Become a member of the Alumni Association during the event and get 50% off your membership fee. That's $25 in savings!
  • One Stop Financial Wellness - Visit with One Stop for information and resources on making sound personal financial choices after graduation, student loan repayment, and other post-graduation resources.
  • Enjoy refreshments from Coca-Cola

  • More details to come! Check your University of Minnesota school email in the coming weeks.