Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

3:00 pm @ Northrop Auditorium


Combined event for MS, PhD, and PharmD graduates

  • Only graduates will be invited to participate in-person at Northrop; digital tickets will be provided and seating will be pre-assigned.
  • Attendance is not required, and all graduates will be acknowledged during the ceremony.
  • Everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask and maintain 6 ft. distance at all times, indoors and out (per campus guidelines).

Livestream and Recording

  • All guests and graduates not attending in person will watch via Livestream or view the event recording (link coming soon). 


Keynote Speaker

Dean Emeritus, Marilyn K. Speedie, PhD Marilyn K. Speedie  

Marilyn K. Speedie, PhD served as dean of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy from 1996 - 2017. Her leadership interests include developing the college’s education, research and clinical practice missions, drug development, pharmacogenomics and advancing pharmacy practice to serve patients and increase patient safety. During her tenure as dean she expanded the pharmacy program to the campus of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, resulting in an increased admission rate of 50 students per year, established the College of Pharmacy’s Center for Leading Healthcare Change which she also co-directs, and has built a national presence for the College of Pharmacy through service in AACP, USP and other organizations.