2014 Fall Graduation

Fall Commencement is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the DSU Fieldhouse (campus map). The following information is provided to ensure that you and your family have an enjoyable day.

On Saturday, December 13, report to the DSU Fieldhouse by 9:45 a.m. to don your cap and gown. Master’s graduates - meet in the volleyball locker room. Baccalaureate and associate level graduates – men will meet in the football locker room, and women will meet in the visitor’s locker room. The football and visitor’s locker rooms are located to the east of the gym floor and the volleyball locker room is located off the south hallway—watch for signs posted in the Fieldhouse hallways. After you have on your academic attire, please take your place in line as assigned at the rehearsal.

Important Notification Deadline:

  • If your situation has changed and you do not plan to graduate this semester, associate and bachelor’s degree students must notify Kathy Callies, Registrar, (Kathy.Callies@dsu.edu ) and master’s and doctoral degree students must notify Jennifer Mees at Jennifer.Mees@dsu.edu IN WRITING by November 15.

Academic Apparel:  Associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral commencement apparel can be ordered through https://www.cbgrad.com:
            Associate Apparel Unit will include a blue cap/gown/tassel/year tab.
            Bachelor’s Apparel Unit will include a black cap/gown/tassel/year tab.
            Master’s Apparel Unit will include a black cap/Master sleeve gown/tassel/year tab/hood.
            Doctoral Apparel Unit will include a black cap/gown with velvet chevrons/tassel/year tab/hood.
Graduation Announcements/Class Rings/ Diploma Frames:
Graduation announcements can be ordered through https://www.cbgrad.com 

Class Rings can be ordered through https://www.anulas.com
Diploma Frames can be ordered through http://dsubookstore.universityframes.com 

Questions on apparel or announcements?
Contact the Bookstore: Phone-605-256-5238; Email – bookstore@dsu.edu

Rehearsal: A Commencement rehearsal will be held on Friday, December 12 at 4:15 p.m. You are encouraged to attend this practice session so you will be familiar with the locker room location, the line of march, and the procedures for the ceremony. We will quickly walk through the hooding procedure during the rehearsal for the benefit of our master’s and doctoral graduates. 

Tickets:  No tickets are necessary for general bleacher seating in the Fieldhouse for Fall commencement. Reserved seating tickets are required for special accommodations floor seating. To request floor seating tickets or to notify us of special needs (wheelchairs, hearing impairment, etc.) that we need to accommodate in our planning, contact the President’s Office at 256-5112 or graduation@dsu.edu.

Reception: The Graduates' Reception will be held in the Dakota Prairie Playhouse convention center immediately following the Commencement ceremony. This reception is intended to provide an opportunity for you to relax and visit with family, classmates, and DSU faculty/staff while enjoying cake and punch. 

Please be watching for more detailed information and reminders via email as the date approaches!

Last Updated: 10/16/14