Welcome to the web site dedicated to answering your questions about North Dakota State University's commencement activities. Designed for students, parents, faculty and staff, this site offers information on a variety of items, such as your cap and gown, important information for faculty, staff, guests, and students about the ceremony, how and when to get to the venue and locating accommodations for family and guests.
Commencement is a very positive symbol of individual student success, family and community pride, and faculty and staff support. Individuals who do not attend commencement miss one of the most exciting days on our campus and forfeit a full perspective on the wonders of the collegiate experience.
The information provided here is meant to help guide you through this memorable time for upcoming graduates, their families and the entire university community. And enjoy NDSU's commencement, a celebration of achievement.
Winter 2014 Commencement Ceremony Schedule
Due to the NDSU football playoff game being hosted at the Fargodome on December 19th, NDSU Commencement will be held in Festival Concert Hall on Friday, December 19th and will be divided into three separate ceremonies according to the following schedule:
11:00 a.m. Ceremony
- Graduate (Master's and Doctoral) candidates
- Professional candidates
- College of Business undergraduate candidates
- College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences undergraduate candidates
- College of University Studies undergraduate candidates
1:00 p.m. Ceremony
- College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources undergraduate candidates
- College of Engineering undergraduate candidates
3:00 p.m. Ceremony
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences undergraduate candidates
- College of Human Development and Education undergraduate candidates
- College of Science and Mathematics undergraduate candidates
For additional information about parking, entry, seating availability, and special needs assistance if the event is held in Festival Concert Hall, please see the Festival Concert Hall Arrival Instructions page.
Commencement Information for...
- Ceremony Programs
- Candidate Seating Chart
- Online Video Webcast
- Ceremony Video/DVD Order Form
- Honorary Degree Recipients
- Alumni Association Events & Services for Graduates
- Faculty/Staff Participation Form