Congratulations Class of 2020

We celebrate with the class of 2020 North Dakota State University graduates. We are so proud of your accomplishments! We plan to host an official commencement ceremony in December, but we wanted you to have some resources to celebrate at home.  Use the files below as you celebrate with your family.

Commencement Speakers

Nine students across academic colleges were nominated by their deans and department chairs to serve as the spring 2020 commencement speaker. Learn more about the commencement speaker nominees.

Students, faculty and staff congratulate the class of 2020


Commencement Program

The most memorable part of the NDSU experience, according to new grads
Matthew Friedmann

The most memorable part of my experience was when I was crowned Homecoming King during my senior year. Everyone on the Homecoming court became good friends and we had a blast the entire week.

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Madison Lien

The relationships I have made throughout my time at NDSU have made a lasting impact on my life. I have met some of my best friends through the student organizations I have been a part of, learned from some of the most inspiring nursing faculty members and grown both personally and professionally. 

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Senior Capstone Projects

These research projects cover a variety of subjects and provide students with an opportunity to conduct semester-long, in-depth research on a topic of their choice. NDSU professors support the students and supervise their research efforts.

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NDSU Backgrounds

Use these NDSU backgrounds to take photos to celebrate your graduation. Just upload to Zoom and take a screenshot. Then you can share with your friends and family.

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 #NDSU2020Grad on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter so we can re-post and celebrate with you!


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.


We’ll celebrate your official commencement march in December.  If you’d like to have one at home, use this file of Pomp and Circumstance or play the NDSU school songs.

Lavender Graduation

Lavender Graduation is a ceremony that honors local college graduates who identify as LGBTQ+ at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. Register to participate.

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.