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2020 Virtual Ceremonies

South Dakota State University will host three virtual commencement ceremonies May 9. 

At 10 a.m. CST, SDSU will release a video commencement ceremony for undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.

At 2 p.m. CST, a commencement video will be released for undergraduates receiving degrees from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

All master's and doctoral degree candidates will be honored in a commencement video released at 5 p.m. CST.

Each video will feature student speakers, a guest keynote speaker, and the conferral of degrees. The videos will be available to view below at their scheduled release times.

10 a.m. CDT May 9, 2020, Undergraduate Ceremony
2 p.m. CDT May 9, 2020, Undergraduate Ceremony
5 p.m. CDT May 9, 2020, Graduate Ceremony

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Past Ceremonies

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

2018 Ceremonies

10 a.m. CDT May 5, 2018 Undergraduate Ceremony
2 p.m. CDT May 5, 2018 Undergraduate Ceremony
5 p.m. CDT May 5, 2018 Graduate Ceremony

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