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TRF Campus Graduates

Graduation information for graduates of the Northland Thief River Falls campus.

Spring Commencement 2024

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Northland Campus Gymnasium
1101 Highway One East
Thief River Falls, MN

Apply for Graduation

Graduation is not automatic; ALL STUDENTS MUST APPLY TO GRADUATE even if they do not intend to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Application Deadlines

Fall Graduation (December)October 15
Spring or Summer Graduation (May)March 1

*If a graduation deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be through the next business day. Failure to apply on time may delay your graduation.

Online Graduation Application

Click the button below to begin your online application for graduation.

Paper Graduation Application

Print and Complete Paper Application for Graduation

Please submit your completed paper Application for Graduation to

Grad Prep Event

WHEN: Tuesday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: TRF Campus Commons

We invite you to Grad Prep on the Thief River Falls campus.

  • All graduates are invited, whether you plan on attending the commencement ceremony or not.
  • Caps and gowns will be available for you to pick up during these times, courtesy of the Student Senate. You do not need to place an order ahead of time.
  • At Grad Prep, you can meet with Financial Aid, request transcripts be sent to your next institution, and meet with the Alumni and Foundation department.
  • Get ready for your graduation by taking fun photos with friends and props in our photo booth. You can capture all the excitement with glasses, headbands, and more!
  • Refreshments will be available.
  • We kindly ask all commencement participants to attend one of the Grad Prep sessions. If you are unable to attend, limited caps and gowns will be available at Student Services areas on each campus. If you require a special accommodation, please email

Commencement Information

Commencement Assembly Process

  • All graduates participating in the ceremony must report to the Campus Cafeteria no later than 5:30 p.m. to begin lining up for graduation.
  • Please pick up your name card when you line up. You will hand the name card to the announcer when you approach the stage.
  • Ushers will lead you from the assembly area into the gym. You will be ushered to your seats. Please remain standing until asked to be seated.
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact Northland Student Services at 1-800-959-6282.

Honor Students

Honor students will pick up their honor regalia during the Grad Prep. Honor calculations are based on the cumulative GPA of the student’s academic transcript following the fall semester. Spring semester grades are not available for calculation prior to commencement. Final academic honors will be posted to final transcripts.

  • Highest Honors: cumulative GPA 3.75 – 4.0 (Medallion + Gold Stole)
  • Academic Excellence: cumulative GPA 3.50 – 3.74 (Medallion)

The Graduation Committee does not distribute Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Stoles. If you are a PTK member and would like a stole for graduation, please make sure to contact your PTK Advisor prior to graduation.

Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be mailed approximately 4-8 weeks following the posting of your final grades (pending successful completion of your program requirements).