Commencement Information for Students, Parents and Guests

May 2018 Commencement

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9 am
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Ice Arena
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Road
Rapid City, South Dakota.
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Information and Forms

If you have questions about graduation, please contact DeanofStudents@sdsmt.edu 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.

Future Commencement Dates

Fall 2018; December 15, 2018
Spring 2019; May 4, 2019
Fall 2019; December 21, 2019

Live Streaming

The commencement ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube for those who cannot attend in person. Video begins just a few minutes before ceremony begins. Find it at:

www.sdsmt.edu/GradVideo

Videos of Past Commencement Ceremonies: View YouTube Channel


* The dates above conform to information established by the South Dakota Board of Regents, but are subject to change at its discretion.