Graduation Information for Students, Parents and Guests
View the Spring Commencement Ceremony Live on YouTube. Live streaming will begin shortly before the ceremony commences at 9 am.
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Spring 2016 Graduation
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 9:00 am
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Ice Arena
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road,
Rapid City, South Dakota.
Information and Forms
If you have questions about graduation, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (605) 394-2416.
President's Cap & Gown Reception
In recognition of your accomplishments and to pick up your cap and gown, please join us for the President’s Cap & Gown Reception
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Surbeck Center, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.
The commencement ceremony will be streamed live at
webcast.sdsmt.edu/graduation. (Video begins just a few minutes before ceremony begins.) For PC users, video will play in Windows Media Player. Mac users will need to have Flip4Mac.
* The dates above conform to information established by the South Dakota Board of Regents, but are subject to change at its discretion.