Frequently Asked Questions
- What's the difference between Commencement and Graduation?
- When will I receive information about Commencement?
- Do I need tickets or guest passes for the commencement ceremony?
- How do I obtain a cap and gown for the ceremony?
- What if I need special assistance during the ceremony?
- How do I find out about lodging information for my guests?
- How long will the ceremony last?
- My name is spelled incorrectly in Campus Connection. What should I do?
- When will I get my diploma?
- What if I need to change my graduation date to a later semester?
- What are the requirements for "Graduating with Honor"?
- How am I recognized for "Graduation with Honor" at the ceremony?
- What are the approved honor cords, medallions and stoles that can be worn by candidates?
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Commencement Attire (Cap, Gown, Tassel, Hood)
Gown and mortarboard cap are required academic apparel and are available for purchase from the NDSU Bookstore. Contact the Bookstore at 701-231-7761 or 800-428-8309, or visit the NDSU Bookstore web site for more information.
If You are Unable to Attend
If you are not attending the ceremony, you may request a diploma cover by contacting the Office of Registration and Records, Ceres Hall 110 (701-231-7981 or 800-608-6378).
Academic Record, Transcript, and Diploma
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