NDSU commencement set for Dec. 16 in Bison Sports Arena
NDSU winter commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. in the Bison Sports Arena.
According to Registrar Kristi Wold-McCormick, this is NDSU’s largest fall graduating class. A total of 733 graduate, professional and undergraduate students are eligible to participate, and 520 have indicated they intend to march in the ceremony.
“NDSU commencement officially was relocated to the Bison Sports Arena from the Fargodome upon the Bison football team winning Saturday’s NCAA quarter-final playoff game,” Wold-McCormick said. “The Bison Sports Arena previously was used as the venue for NDSU commencement events and is the best alternative location to meet our ceremony and parking needs. The commencement ceremony itself remains unchanged, and will be a memorable event celebrating the academic success of our students.”
Wold-McCormick urged graduating students to park in the lot south of the Bison Sports Arena, while family members and guests can either park in that lot or in the southeast portion of the Fargodome parking lot. Parking is free.
For further commencement details and information, visit www.ndsu.edu/commencement.
Adlina Paramarta, who will receive a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, has been selected to speak as the class representative. Paramarta is a native of the island of Java in Indonesia whose family came to Fargo in 2006, where she graduated from Fargo North High School. She was a College of Science and Mathematics Ambassador and participated in the International Student Association, Chemistry Club, Tennis Club and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
The commencement soloist will be Chase Daniel Burkhart, a graduate of Grand Forks, N.D., Central High School, who is receiving a Bachelor of Music in vocal music education. He participated in numerous music performing ensembles such as NDSU Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Statesmen, Bison Arts Singers, University Band and the Opera Workshop productions.