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Graduation Honoring Ceremony

Students and President Dunn with quilts.


American Indian/Alaska Native graduates, congratulations on the successful completion of your academic journey at South Dakota State University! The American Indian Student Center (AISC) wishes to honor and commemorate this special distinction by inviting you to participate in the AISC Graduation Honoring Ceremony. This two-hour celebration is annually hosted on the Friday prior to SDSU's spring commencement ceremony and serves as a venue for you and your family to delight in your capacity to achieve.


All self-identified American Indian/Alaska Native students are eligible to participate, provided that they meet the graduation requirements set forth by the University. Your request to participate will be cross-referenced with the Records and Registration office to verify degree fulfillment. Fall and spring semester graduates are encouraged to participate in the AISC Graduation Honoring Ceremony. Summer graduates must be within 6 credit hours of graduation and may be asked to submit a letter of support from your Academic Advisor. 


Please contact the American Indian Student Center for further information on how to register for the Honoring Ceremony.