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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.

Commencement Ceremony Dates

Saturday, May 11, Fargodome (10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.)

Ceremonies will be separated by college. 

10:00 a.m.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Human Development and Education
Interdisciplinary Studies

2:00 p.m.

College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources
College of Business
College of Health Professions
College of Science and Mathematics

Questions or comments regarding Commencement?contact the Office of Registration and Records at 701-231-7981, 1-800-608-6378, or

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

Commencement Related Deadlines

March 13
Doctoral/Masters Cap & gown purchase deadline

March 25
RSVP to Participate in the Ceremony Opens

March 27
Doctoral/Masters Cap & gown rental deadline

April 26
RSVP to Participate in the Ceremony Deadline

Undergraduate students can purchase a black cap & gown through May 11

May 11
Commencement Ceremonies (10 a.m. & 2 p.m.)

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-7981 / Toll Free: +1 (800) 608-6378 / Fax: (701) 231-8959
Campus address: Ceres Hall 110
Physical/delivery address: 1301 Administration Ave., Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2801 / P.O. Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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