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2022 Spring Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies will be held on May 7, 2022. Ceremonies for the colleges will be held at the following times: 

10 a.m.  College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Science
             Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering 

2 p.m.  College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 
            College of Education and Human Sciences 

5 p.m. College of Nursing
           College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
           College of Natural Sciences 

An electronic copy of the 2022 Commencement Program can be found here.  If you wish to have a copy of the program mailed to you, please fill out the program request form

All students receiving degrees -- associates, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral-- will walk in the ceremony for their respective colleges.

2022 Ceremonies

10 a.m. CDT May 7, 2022  Ceremony
2 p.m. CDT May 7, 2022 Ceremony
5 p.m. CDT May 7, 2022 Ceremony

Past Ceremonies

2021 Ceremonies

9:30 a.m. CDT May 8, 2021
4 p.m. CDT May 8, 2021
10 a.m. CDT May 9, 2021
4 p.m CDT May 9, 2021

2020 Virtual Ceremonies

10 a.m. CDT May 5, 2020 Undergraduate Ceremony
2 p.m. CDT May 5, 2020 Undergraduate Ceremony
5 p.m. CDT May 5, 2020 Graduate Ceremony

2019 Ceremonies

10 a.m. CDT May 4, 2019 Undergraduate Ceremony
2 p.m. CDT May 4, 2019 Undergraduate Ceremony
5 p.m. CDT May 4, 2019 Graduate Ceremony

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Student speakers announced for SDSU's commencement

South Dakota State University’s 2022 commencement will be held May 7 in Frost Arena. There will be three sessions, starting at 10 a.m.  All students receiving degrees—associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral—will walk in the ceremony for their respective colleges.