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SDSU commencement ceremonies back at Dacotah Bank Center

South Dakota State University graduates, officials and dignitaries are shows at a spring 2023 commencement ceremony at the Dakotah Bank Center in Brookings.

South Dakota State University commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2024 will be held May 4 at the Dacotah Bank Center in Brookings. The move from campus is due to construction in Frost Arena as that facility continues its transformation into First Bank & Trust Arena. 

Three ceremonies will be held May 4 at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., with undergraduate and graduate students’ participation based on the college granting their degree. The breakdown of each ceremony includes: 

  • 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. 
  • 6 p.m. – College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Nursing and the College of Natural Sciences. 

Graduates will receive up to six tickets apiece for their guests. The ceremonies will also be livestreamed online.