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Graduation on the Green

2021 Spring Ceremonies

Location: College Green

Following student RSVPs on April 23, a six-ticket seating pod will be sent directly to the student for dissemination.
No tickets are available for purchase. Tickets will be emailed out on May 3.

Commencement ceremonies will held with the health and safety of everyone in mind and will incorporate mask wearing, social distancing and proper spacing. SDSU remains committed to providing traditional elements such as speakers from across campus representing the President’s Office, Academic Affairs, respective colleges, SDSU Alumni Association, South Dakota Board of Regents and more. Student speakers that were nominated and selected to speak at commencement will also be featured.

An indoor viewing area will be available at Volstorff Ballroom and the Market in the University Student Union for all ceremonies.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Colleges of:  

9:30 a.m. Ceremony
Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Natural Sciences

4 p.m. Ceremony
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Sunday, May 9, 2021 

Associates, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Colleges of: 

10 a.m. Ceremony
Education and Human Sciences

4 p.m. Ceremony
Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions

Meet the Speakers

2021 Livestream

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

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Commencement to be held on College Green

South Dakota State University will hold its 2021 commencement ceremonies May 8-9 on the College Green, the area east of the South Dakota Art Museum and west of Morrill Hall.