2023 CAHP Commencement


Northrop Memorial Auditorium Carlson Family Stage
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Commencement is an exciting time, a time to celebrate the successful transition from student to professional. Please plan to participate in the 2023 CAHP commencement celebration where we will honor and celebrate your accomplishments. At the event, you will be presented with a diploma cover and have multiple photo opportunities.

If you have questions contact Ally Brandt-Fitzgerald at [email protected].

When should you arrive at Northrop Memorial Auditorium, Carlson Family Stage?
Graduate Check in at Founders Room: Students must check in onsite, dressed in regalia and ready for pictures BY NO LATER THAN 9:45 AM
Guests: Doors to the auditorium will be open at 9:30 AM for guest seating. 
Parking: Parking is available in the Church Street Garage (connected to Northrop.) In the event that this garage is full, parking is available (2 to 3 blocks away) in the 4th Street Ramp, Washington Ave. Ramp, and University Ave. Ramp. Please make sure you are parking in the Public Parking sections and not the Contract Parking sections when applicable.

When will the processional begin?
Promptly at 11:00 AM
Ceremony will be 90 minutes
Class photos will be taken at 10:00 AM prior to the ceremony, so please make sure to arrive BEFORE 9:45 AM 
NOTE: If you do not arrive on time, you may not be able to partake in the class photos

What are the disability accommodations at Northrop?
Access for guests with wheelchairs or walkers: Enter the building through the East side of Northrop at the Church Street Circle then proceed to the East or West side entrances of the auditorium. Elevators are located on both the west and east side of the building, and all levels are accessible via these elevators.
Northrop has limited seating for individuals (and their companions) who are wheelchair bound. Wheelchair seating is available in Row F & Y, only for guests who do not transfer out of wheelchairs.  Access Seating is available in Row F, for guests who can not use any stairs or steps. 
Handicap seating is on a first come, first served basis, so guests should arrive early.

Individual photos of each graduate will be taken by Lifetouch Photography immediately after each graduate walks across the stage; individual photos will be available for purchase online. 
You will receive information about how to order your photos from Lifetouch via your U of M email account
Guests may take flash photos and video during the ceremony.

Dress Code
Please dress in business attire; wear comfortable shoes; for your comfort, suit jackets are not suggested under academic regalia. 
We invite all graduates and your guests to the post-ceremony reception in the lobby of Northrop. Light refreshments will be served.