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Commencements: May 16, 2021

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

We do not yet have the schedule for the ceremonies that day and indeed may need to hold additional ceremonies to ensure that all of our graduating students will have an opportunity to process.

Our current preparations assume that the same social distancing requirements will be in effect in May, as are in place currently. As such, we anticipate that we will need to limit the number of guests and will therefore be utilizing a ticketing system, whereby each graduating student is expected to be issued four tickets.

We will plan to live-stream all ceremonies for family and friends that are not able to attend.

**Students will be informed and this page will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

Commencement Information


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

1201 Northwest Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


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.

Length of Ceremony

Each ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.


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