Welcome to NDSU's website dedicated to providing information on the graduation process.
Graduation is the completion of all university, major and/or minor academic requirements in a student's final semester. Students MUST apply to graduate.
If an expected graduation term changes and needs to be updated, contact the appropriate Degree & Records Analyst.
Visit the College of Graduate School and Interdisciplinary Studies for further details.
The commencement ceremony is an opportunity for students to share the excitement and importance of their academic accomplishments with peers, family and friends. It is also a time for the University, senior administration, faculty and staff to pay special tribute to students for the outstanding efforts they have shown in earning their degrees.
- 4 weeks into the fall semester for fall graduates
- 4 weeks into the spring semester for spring and summer graduates
Degrees Posted - 4 weeks AFTER the semester ends
Diplomas Mailed - 6 weeks AFTER the semester ends