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Commencement

Academics Alumni Special Events

Date

May 08, 2021

Location

Fieldhouse - North Washington Ave. Madison, SD 57042

Details

Spring 2021 Commencement schedule

Dakota State Commencement Ceremony for fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 graduates is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021. The commencement ceremonies will be held at the Dakota State Fieldhouse and the Master's hooding ceremony at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse and Convention Center.

Hooding Ceremony

8:00 a.m. - The Dakota Prairie Playhouse Convention Center opens to allow guest to be seated. Masks will be required for all guests, students and graduates. If a guest does not have one, a disposal mask will be provided.

8:30 a.m. - Hooding Ceremony for Masters and Doctoral graduates begin.

Commencement Ceremony – Beacom

9:30 a.m. - The Fieldhouse opens to allow guests to be seated. All guests must enter through the main Fieldhouse doors. Graduates should enter through the Madison Community Center front doors. Masks will be required for all guests, students and graduates. If a guest does not have one, a disposal mask will be provided.

10:00 a.m. - Graduates arrive at the Madison Community Center (MCC) double gym dressed in regalia. Students must enter through the Madison Community Center doors.

10:30 a.m. - Commencement procession begins. The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Student marshals will direct and lead the student procession onto the floor.

Commencement Ceremony – Arts & Science/Business and Information Systems/Education

1:30 p.m. - The Fieldhouse opens to allow guests to be seated. All guests must enter through the main Fieldhouse doors. Graduates should enter through the Madison Community Center front doors. Masks will be required for all guests, students and graduates. If a guest does not have one, a disposal mask will be provided.

2:00 p.m. - Graduates arrive at the Madison Community Center (MCC) double gym dressed in regalia. Students must enter through the Madison Community Center doors.

2:30 p.m. - Commencement procession begins. The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Student marshals will direct and lead the student procession onto the floor.

Fieldhouse
North Washington Ave.
Madison, SD 57042
graduation@dsu.edu

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