Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff Participation

Please complete and submit the Faculty/Staff Commencement Participation Form by Friday, April 30 at 5 p.m. if you plan to participate in commencement.

DO NOT RESPOND if you are a member of the stage party or a college marshal.

For questions or additional information about faculty/staff participation, please email Jackie Schluchter at


  • There will not be a faculty/staff processional due to physical distancing guidelines, however, there will be a designated seating area for participating faculty and staff.
  • Signs and staff will direct you to the faculty/staff seating area.
  • All participants must wear academic regalia (cap and gown)—available through the Bookstore.

Special Assistance and/or Reasonable Accommodations

Academic Apparel Information

  • Faculty and staff who wish to participate in the academic procession, will wear caps and gowns. If you need a cap and/or gown, contact Jodi Askew, NDSU Bookstore, (701) 231-7428 or

Arrival and Assembly for Ceremony

  • Plan to arrive at the Fargodome no later than one hour before the start of the ceremony (doors open 1 hour before start of ceremony)
  • Parking at the Fargodome is FREE for NDSU's Commencement ceremony
  • Enter the FargoDome through the main EAST lobby and use the escalator or elevator to proceed to the lower level
  • Signs and staff will direct you to the designated seating area
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