Grad Party

Grad party

Congratulations 2024 UMD graduates! Your dedication and hard work have finally paid off, and it's time to celebrate this significant milestone in your academic journey. The UMD Grad Party at the Great Lakes Aquarium offers you a wonderful opportunity to come together with your fellow graduates and enjoy a memorable evening filled with delicious food by Sammy’s Pizza, exclusive access to the entire aquarium including interactive exhibits with the animals, and entertainment.

Grad Party promises to be a night to remember. So put on your best attire, get ready to indulge in a scrumptious dinner, and embrace this special moment as you transition from students to graduates. Cheers to your success and to the exciting adventures that lie ahead!



When: Thursday, April 25, 2024

Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: Great Lakes Aquarium

353 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802

Cost: $15




Graduates RSVP No later than Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM (CT)

*Tickets are limited and this event sells out


Reservations are required for this event. You must present state issued ID (e.g. drivers license) or passport for admittance the day of the event. This celebration is open to all graduating seniors and their guests. Guests need to purchase a ticket for $15 using the registration link and do not need to be a graduating student.


For more information contact UMD Alumni Relations at 218-726-7748 or [email protected].

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  • The parking lot at Great Lakes Aquarium is managed by Interstate Parking.
  • Parking Rates: Up to 5 hours $10.00 | Up to 8 hours $15.00 | Up to 24 hours $20.00. Parking for Great Lakes Aquarium members is always free!

Please contact Interstate Parking directly at [email protected] or call (218) 727-7275 for questions, overnight parking and refunds.

What to Expect

  • Dress in your best cocktail attire

  • Enjoy Duluth’s Famous Sammy’s Pizza

  • Private and exclusive access to the entire Aquarium

  • Photobooth with a special underwater message from scuba divers

  • Music