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 symbol of individual student success, family and community pride, and faculty and staff support. As one of the most exciting days on our campus, students have the opportunity to celebrate achieving this graduation milestone.

The information provided here is meant to help guide you through this memorable time for upcoming graduates, their families and the entire university community. Enjoy NDSU's commencement, a celebration of achievement.

Ceremony Dates

SPRING 2019
Saturday, May 16, Fargodome (10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.)

Ceremonies will be separated by college. 

Spring Commencement Related Deadlines

March 23
RSVP to Participate in the Ceremony Opens

March 25
Doctoral/Masters Cap & gown purchase deadline

April 8
Doctoral/Masters Cap & gown rental deadline

April 24
RSVP to Participate in the Ceremony Deadline

Undergraduate students can purchase a cap & gown through May 16

May 16
Commencement Ceremony

For questions regarding graduation requirements, including degree progress and academic honors, contact your Degree and Records Analyst (Undergraduate students) or the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (Graduate students).

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