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Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Tom Hawley, Provost & Vice President

of Academic Affairs


Spafford Hall 203

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2524

Fax: 605-626-3970

E-mail: Judy Lapka

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NSU Graduation and Commencement

Commencement Ceremony

Spring Commencement will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Barnett Center.


Tickets are not required; the public is welcome. Doors open at least an hour before the ceremony. The Winter ceremony lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours; Spring, about 2 hours. We encourage all guests to stay until the end of the ceremony to honor all graduates.



Commencement Details Aberdeen/Places to Stay

Directions to Campus

Disability Accommodations

NSU Campus Map

Commencement Video Archive


Commencement DVDs
DVDs of the commencement ceremony are available through NSU Media Services. To order, contact Jeanie Hoffman at 605-626-2426 or
Cost is $2 for NSU faculty, staff and students; $10 for all others. Postage cost will be added if applicable.



Publicity Releases for Graduates



Publicity Release for Graduation


Publicity Release for Graduation - PDF



For academic requirements students must fulfill before graduation and details about diplomas, graduating with honors, and more, visit the Graduation Requirements page.


Graduation Rates