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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.

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

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