Students who will receive their degrees in May 2021 will have the opportunity to order their graduation cap and gown, shop celebration essentials, ask questions regarding the ceremony and much more.

Representatives from USD's Office of the Registrar, Graduate School, Alumni Association, Career Services, Military Services and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment will be available to assist students.

“Involving multiple departments and offices at the Graduation Fair helps bring attention to what is going on and helps graduates check items of their list,” said Brittany Sage, manager of university retail operations. “This is an exciting time for our graduates, and we want them to feel prepared and avoid any stress.”

USD will host commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 8 in the DakotaDome. The undergraduate ceremony will be held at 9 a.m., and the graduate/professional ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. The ceremonies will be livestreamed on the USD Facebook page.

For more information about commencement, visit To shop Charlie’s Bookstore & Fan Shop and its special graduation collection, visit

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