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NDSU Commencement information, dates and times can be found on the NDSU Commencement Page.


Bachelor's attire is available for purchase at the NDSU Bookstore and online 7 weeks prior to commencement and until graduation.

Master's and Doctoral attire is available to rent. NDSU regalia must be rented online 8 weeks prior to commencement. Graduates that miss the order deadline must rent by phone or in-person at the NDSU Bookstore and extra charges will be incurred.

Custom regalia is available to purchase through the NDSU Bookstore. This must be done a minimum of 8 weeks prior to graduation to ensure delivery by graduation.

Please call Jodi at 701-231-7428 with any questions.

Diploma Frames

NDSU diploma frames make a wonderful gift for your graduating student. You will receive your actual diploma in the middle of July. At the ceremony you will receive a diploma cover when you walk across the stage. If you do not attend the ceremony, you may contact the Office of the Registrar at (701)231-7981 to purchase a diploma cover.

Customized Announcements

You can easily order personalized announcements, thank you notes, and all of your other graduation needs from Herff Jones online. Herff Jones accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Pre-printed announcements for the undergraduate ceremony are also available Herff Jones online.

NDSU Class Rings

NDSU official class rings and other custom ring designs are available from Herff Jones. Herff Jones takes pride in creating college graduation rings for students and graduates of NDSU. Reward yourself with a symbol of excellence by selecting the class ring which suits your style, experience and achievement.

Cap and Gown

Looking for the perfect gift for your recent graduate or long-time NDSU alumnus? Check out our great selection of Alumni Gifts available online.

For custom alumni gift options, contact or call our Gift Department at
(701) 231-7428.


Available for students receiving honors. Graduation with honor applies only to baccalaureate degrees. Candidates who have earned a minimum of 60 credits in residence at NDSU and a minimum institutional grade point average of 3.50 will graduate with honor. All final grades on the NDSU academic record will be included in grade point average calculations for graduating with honor. Students who meet these academic criteria will graduate according to one of the following honor levels:

Honor Criteria
Summa Cum Laude equal to or greater than 3.90
Magna Cum Laude equal to or greater than 3.70 and less than 3.90
Cum Laude equal to or greater than 3.50 and less than 3.70

Many beautiful recognition gift ideas are available through the NDSU Bookstore's Gift Department. Select a unique authentic NDSU gift for your memorable occasion.

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