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2023 Ceremony Quick Facts 

Location:  Swiftel Center is located at 824 32nd Ave., Brookings.

Doors: Doors for guests will open for ticket scanning ONE hour prior to each ceremony. 

Tickets: Graduates will receive SIX tickets for their guests. Tickets are managed through Ticketmaster with a special access code distributed to each graduate. Graduates are encouraged to download and transfer tickets prior to arriving at the Swiftel Center. Find more information about tickets here.

Parking and Traffic: Guests should access the Swiftel Center from the south and will be asked to exit to the north. Parking will be on a first-come, first-serve basis with parking attendants to help guide you to the open lots. Find more information about parking here.

On-Campus Activities: Savor one last stop at the at the Dairy Bar, grab a photo at the Campanile, photos with Jack and the first 500 graduates to visit the SDSU Alumni Center will receive a free water bottle! Find more information about campus activities here.

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2023 Spring Ceremonies

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2023 will be held May 6, 2023 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, South Dakota. The move from campus is due to the construction in Frost Arena as that facility continues its transformation into First Bank & Trust Arena during the next 18 months.

Graduates, associate through doctoral degrees, will walk with their respective colleges at the following times:

  • 10 a.m. – College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering;
  • 2 p.m. – College of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; and
  • 6 p.m. – College of Nursing, College of Natural Sciences and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Each ceremony will be ticketed based on capacity, and graduates will receive up to six tickets apiece for their guests.

The Swiftel Center is located at 824 32nd Ave. in Brookings.

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