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Spring Commencement is Saturday, Will be Video Streamed

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will grant degrees Saturday to about 1,450 Spring 2016 graduates, most of whom will participate in the 129th annual Spring Commencement.

The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, in the DakotaDome. A live video stream will be available at

Lawyer, author, community leader and First Amendment advocate Jan Neuharth, daughter of USD alumnus Allen Neuharth, will give the keynote address and also receive an honorary doctorate degree.

A list of the graduates is posted at Details on Saturday’s commencement, including information about attending, are available at


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News