- 2013 Fall Commencement
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013
- 2014 Spring Commencement
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014
- 2014 Fall Commencement
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014
- 2015 Spring Commencement
10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015
Commencement ceremonies are held at the DSU Fieldhouse (campus map) located at 1302 N. Washington Avenue. A Graduates' Reception is held immediately following the ceremony at Dakota Prairie Playhouse, located directly across the street.
Application for Graduation
Each candidate for graduation, including students completing coursework off-campus, must formally notify the institution of their intent to graduate by the deadline specified in the academic calendar. Failure to meet the required deadline results in the degree confirmation at a later graduation date.
- Undergraduate students*
Verification of degree requirements is completed by the Registrar. Graduation application forms are available in the Office of Enrollment Services as well as online on the Registrars page and at the link below. Undergraduate students expecting to complete their degree requirements during the summer term will be invited to participate in the spring commencement preceding completion of their degree, if they have applied for summer graduation by the February 1st deadline.
(*All students completing a formal certificate program of study, associate degree program, or baccalaureate degree program must apply for graduation. Only those students completing an associate or baccalaureate degree participate in the graduation ceremony. Students with a previous degree who are completing the teaching certification block of courses do not need to apply for or participate in graduation.)
- Graduate students
Verification of degree requirements is completed by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Graduation application forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research or online at the Graduate Office page and at the link below. Graduate students completing degree requirements during the summer term will be invited to participate in the fall commencement following completion of their degree.
Once final grades are posted after finals week and degree requirements have been verified, diplomas are mailed to each graduates’ permanent home address. This process normally takes about 8-12 weeks.