School of Dentistry Commencement 2017

Dentistry Commencement 2016

Commencement Schedule

 

Commencement Ceremony

Date
Friday, May 12, 2017

Time
10 AM

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

Etiquette
  • Business casual attire
  • Turn off cell phones
  • No disruptive talking during ceremony

Tickets

Tickets are not required. The event is free. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Appropriate access for guests with wheelchairs or walkers: Enter the building use the East side of Northrop at the Church Street Circle then proceed to the East or West side entrances of the auditorium. Please contact Ms. Ali Suehle by April 7th to request ceremony accommodations. 

Reception

Time
Light refreshments will be provided, immediately following the 90 minute commencement ceremony in the main hall.

Other information
Students and Faculty please return your regalia following the ceremony at the Jostens table in Memorial Hall. 

Directions, Parking & Maps

Northrop has a wide variety of parking locations and transportation options to choose from. Easy parking in Northrop or Church Street garages and 4th street ramp.

UMN East Bank Map detail near Northrop Auditorium

For bus transit information, visit the Metro Transit website or take the light rail on the new Metro Transit Green Line

Hotels & Dining

Hotels & Dining

The University of Minnesota is host to a wide variety of restaurants located close to Northrop Auditorium along Washington Avenue and in Dinkytown

Nearby hotels include:

The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-8888
(800) 822-MPLS (6757)

  • Valet parking and self-parking available for an additional charge
  • One block from the School of Dentistry
  • Free shuttle to within 5 miles of hotel (including downtown Minneapolis)

Rates:
Ask for the special "U of M" rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

Days Inn University
2407 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 623-3999
(800) 379-3990

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Shuttle to Minneapolis campus (3-mile radius)
  • Five blocks from the School of Dentistry
  • Free parking
  • Free hi-speed, wireless internet

Rates:
Ask for the special University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

Courtyard Marriott - Minneapolis Downtown*
1500 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 333-4646
Reservations: (877) 699-3216
Book the UMN Business Rate Online Here

  • Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Indoor pool and fitness center
  • Eight blocks from School of Dentistry

Rates:
Ask for the special University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

The Grand Hotel Minneapolis*
615 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 288-8888
(866) THE-GRAND

  • Hosted wine reception
  • Hosted morning coffee and tea service
  • On-site spa
  • 60,000 square-foot athletic gym
  • Complimentary internet

Rates:
Ask for the University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of the discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

The Millennium Hotel Minneapolis*
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-6000
(800) 522-8856

  • Nick's Restaurant and Martini Lounge
  • Pool, sauna and fitness center
  • Parking available for an additional charge
  • 24-hour business center available for an additional charge
  • Hi-speed and wireless internet available for an additional charge

Rates:
Ask for the special University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

Doubletree Guest Suites*
1101 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-6800
(800) 222-8733

  • Parking available for an additional charge
  • Cafe Luxx
  • Business center and free wireless internet in lobby

Rates:
Ask for the special University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel
2901 Chicago Avenue S
Minneapolis MN 55407
(612) 821-7600
(866) 837-4196

  • Complementary wireless/wired high-speed internet
  • Lap pool/jacuzzi and fitness center
  • Full-service restaurant and room service

Rates:
Ask for the special University of Minnesota rate when making your reservation. The rate of discount will depend on availability of rooms at the hotel and will vary during the year.

* Downtown Hotels: All downtown hotels are approximately one mile from the Minneapolis campus.
All hotels and motels on this list accept major credit cards.

Keynote Speaker

Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. portrait

The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. is chairman of the Washington, D.C. -based Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions and chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Sullivan also served as chair of the President’s Commission on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2002-2009), and was co-chair of the President’s Commission on HIV and AIDS (2001-2006).  With the exception of his tenure as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 1989 to 1993, Dr. Sullivan was president, for more than two decades, of Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), the first predominantly black medical school established in the 20th Century.  On July 1, 2002, he retired and was appointed president emeritus.

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