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Commencement Ceremonies: May 21, 2023

Commencement for the University of Sioux Falls Class of 2023 will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Graduate Program: 10:00 a.m. 

Undergraduate Program: 2:30 p.m.

Doors will open for guests one hour prior to the beginning of each ceremony.

To watch the ceremonies via livestream, visit

Download the 2023 Graduation Program.

Commencement Information


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

1201 N. West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104


10 a.m. Ceremony: Tickets will not be required.

2:30 p.m. Ceremony: Tickets will be required.  Graduates will each be given 8 tickets when they pick up their cap and gowns.  Students are encouraged to give extra tickets to another student if they are not planning to use all 8.

Length of Ceremony

10:00 a.m. Ceremony: Approximately one hour

2:30 p.m. Ceremony: Approximately an hour and a half


Professional photographer, Ceremony Photos, will take photos of each graduate. Photos will be available a few days 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 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