Graduation Information

Graduation - Students MUST apply for graduation in the Registrar’s Office by the following deadlines:

  • May Graduates - February 15
  • Summer Graduates - February 15
  • December Graduates - October 1

Students need to contact the Registrar’s Office 605.642.6092 to set up an appointment. This should be completed the semester prior to your graduation date. At that time we will evaluate your transcript and chosen major/minor requirements. These meetings are typically 30 minutes in length.

Black Hills State University officially graduates students at the end of fall, spring, and summer terms. The University holds commencement ceremonies in May and December. All graduates are expected to be present for commencement. Summer candidates are invited to participate in the May commencement preceding the completion of their work. With the exception of summer graduates, students will not participate in the graduation ceremony unless all course work will be completed by the commencement date.

Are you a parent of a graduate? Here's some helpful information about the commencement.