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Commencement Ceremonies: May 16, 2021

The University of Sioux Falls is planning three on-ground commencement ceremonies to take place for our undergraduate and graduate students on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Participants in each ceremony will be assigned based on degree and/or area of study as follows:

Ceremony 1: Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10 A.M. for students earning an associate's degree in any field, or a bachelor's degree with majors within the areas of Nursing, Natural Science and Business.

Ceremony 2: Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 2 P.M. for students earning a bachelor's degree with majors within the areas of Social Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities and Education.

Ceremony 3: Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 6 P.M. for students earning a bachelor's degree in the Degree Completion Program or a master's degree in Business Administration, Education or Education Specialist.

View each ceremony's live stream by visiting the link below at the time of the ceremony.

Watch Commencement live

Commencement Information

Location

The Commencement Ceremonies will take place at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

1201 Northwest Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Tickets

Tickets will be required for all guests and will be limited to four per student. Tickets will be distributed to the graduates prior to the ceremony.

University Public Health Requirements

Masks will be required for all participants and guests.  Students will be provided masks with their academic regalia.  

Seating will be in pods or "family groups" of four, with pods six feet apart, to allow for appropriate social distancing.

Length of Ceremony

Each ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.

Photography

Professional photographer, Lifetouch Photography, will take photos of each graduate. Photos will be available approximately a week after the ceremony and may be purchased directly from the photographer. Guests may take their own photographs during the ceremony, but they must remain in their seats and outside of the graduate seating area in order to ensure social distancing guidelines and an enjoyable ceremony for all guests and candidates.

Parking at the Convention Center

Parking is free for all students and guests.

Apply to Graduate

Please follow the link below and sign into MyUSF to submit your graduation application.

Graduation Application