Graduation Information for Students and Parents

Next graduation ceremony:

May 10, 2014 - 9:00 am
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road, Rapid City,
South Dakota. (map)  

Information and Forms

If you have questions about graduation, please contact: or call (605) 394-2416.

Admission to Commencement

Your family and friends are cordially invited to attend and may sit in any non-reserved seats (reserved seating is for graduates, faculty, and dignitaries). Tickets are not required.
Google Map - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 
Parking is free and generally available, however, the Civic Center is home to many events and occasionally parking does fill up.  There is additional parking at Central High School (across the street to the west) and in lots east of the Civic Center as well.

Live Streaming

The commencement ceremony at the Theater will be streamed live on the SDSM&T website at  (Video begins just a few minutes before ceremony begins.)

Additional Information on Commencement

Find more information on past, present and future commencement ceremonies, including dates and archived video, at our Commencement page.

A copy of the most recent graduation ceremony, on DVD, can be obtained by contacting