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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 hooding ceremony at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY LIVESTREAM

Commencement

Friday, May 7

3:00 p.m. - Rehearsal, Beacom

4:15 p.m. - Rehearsal - A&S/BIS/ED

Saturday, May 8
Commencement Ceremony – Beacom

8:00 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.

8:15 a.m. - Graduates arrive at the Madison Community Center (MCC) double gym dressed in regalia. Students must enter through the Madison Community Center doors.

9:00 a.m. - Commencement procession begins. The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Masters and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

11:30 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.

12:00 p.m - Graduates arrive at Dakota Prarie Playhouse dressed in regalia.

 

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.

1:45 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.

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

Congratulations graduates! Proud members of the DSU Alumni Association, and Trojan's for life. This lapel pin signifies your journey at Dakota State University. Wear it with pride!

Congratulations graduates! Proud members of the DSU Alumni Association, and Trojan's for life. This lapel pin signifies your journey at Dakota State University. Wear it with pride!