Congratulations Graduates!

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

Please fill out First Destination Survey from the Career and Advising Center to tell us your Post-Graduation plans! NDSU publishes an annual Career Outcomes Report of recent graduates, which provides useful data for prospective employers, current and prospective students, and college departments. The information collected is confidential and only reported on an aggregate basis.

Commencement Closet

NDSU Student Government has set aside a certain amount of regalia so that students who may struggle to afford it, can still participate in the commencement ceremony. To request graduation attire from the, fill out the Commencement Closet form. This information will be kept strictly confidential. The gowns are rented and must be returned after the ceremony.

Bachelor's attire is available for purchase from the NDSU Bookstore.

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.

NDSU Master's and Doctoral attire is available to purchase at the NDSU Bookstore. This must be done a minimum of 8 weeks prior to graduation to ensure delivery by graduation.

Please call Jodi Askew at 701-231-7428 or Mary Sivertson at 701-231-8206 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.


Graduation 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.


Gifts For Graduates

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

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


Honor Medallion

The NDSU Honor Medallion is available for students receiving honors. The NDSU Bookstore receives the list of eligible students from the Office of Registration and Records. Students must meet the requirements found in the University Bulletin to qualify to graduate with honors.



Graduation Regalia for Faculty

NDSU Commencement dates and times can be found on our  Dates and Events page.

Graduation attire may be purchased or rented by faculty attending the commencement ceremony. The deadline for orders can also be found on the  Dates and Events page.

NDSU faculty can purchase commencement attire by printing out the Master's Regalia Form or the Doctoral Regalia Form and submit it to Jodi Askew at the NDSU Bookstore. NDSU faculty can purchase custom commencement attire by submitting the NDSU Custom Master's Regalia Form or the NDSU Custom Doctor's Regalia Form.

To rent your attire, print out the Faculty Graduation Attire Rental Form and submit it to Jodi Askew or Mary Sivertson at the NDSU Bookstore.

Please feel free to stop in for accurate measurements, especially if purchasing your fine-quality academic regalia. Instructions for wearing the hood will be available when you pick up your attire.