Congratulations Class of 2021

We invite you to celebrate our 2021 winter graduates!

Friday, December 17, 2021 at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex (SHAC)

  • 2 p.m. - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Engineering; College of Human Sciences and Education; and College of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • 5 p.m. - College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources; College of Business; College of Health Professions; and College of Science and Mathematics

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Commencement Program


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Graduating students write a letter to their freshman selves to reflect on their NDSU experience
Emily Omvig

MAJOR: Nursing
HOMETOWN: Bismarck, North Dakota

Dear Emily,

I need to tell you a few things, and really try to listen when I do.

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Lauren Sampson

MAJORS: Music, mathematics
HOMETOWN: Edmore, North Dakota

Dear Lauren,

You made it. At the beginning it’ll feel like this day keeps moving further away, but now it seems like I’m sprinting to the end.

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Daria Turgeon

MAJOR: Civil engineering
HOMETOWN: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Dear Freshman Daria,

It is time to say goodbye to the only home you have ever known in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to embark on your new journey at North Dakota State University.

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Hope Brighton

MAJOR: Emergency management
MINORS: Political science, sociology
HOMETOWN: Plainview, Minnesota

Dear Hope,

Prepare yourself for some of the best years and hardest moments of your life.

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Morgan Hasler

MAJOR: Crop and weed science
HOMETOWN: Lexington, Kentucky

Dear Morgan,

Nothing is going to go as you plan. Nothing will be perfect. When you read this, you haven’t even been to North Dakota.

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Celebration Signage

Use these files to print NDSU graduate signs to decorate your home. Or upload to a local or online printer to have a yard sign created. 

Print and fill out the Yard Sign Usage Release form to take with you to a professional print shop (the usage release allows you to use only these designs).

Social Media Graphics

Upload these graphics to your social media accounts to share your Bison pride. Tag us in your photos using #NDSU2021Grad on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter so we can re-post and celebrate with you!

Facebook Profile Frames 

NDSU Cake Designs

Congratulations on your achievements! NDSU would like to help you celebrate at your graduation party with cake and cupcake designs.

Celebration Supplies

NDSU Bookstore and Design and Sign offer a variety of materials to help you celebrate.  Order gear and supplies from NDSU Bookstore or have items printed at Design and Sign online.

NDSU Alumni Resources

As an NDSU graduate you will have access to the NDSU Alumni community forever. You may use the Library, Career and Advising Center, Alumni Directory, and a number of other resources.