Since our first Commencement ceremony in 1914, thousands of graduates, along with their families and friends, have gathered on the Minot State University campus to celebrate the achievements of our academic community. As we welcome you and your guests this year, please use this website guide to help plan your graduation day to ensure that it will be a positive experience.

Minot State University's Commencement exercises for Master's, Bachelor's, and Associate's degree candidates will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 11, 2018, in the Minot State University Dome. We expect to host more than 3,500 guests on campus throughout the day, so please expect to arrive early to prepare for a memorable day.

Let's celebrate you and your graduation!


We invite you to use your smartphone and celebrate via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Starting today, during the ceremony and for the weeks after, please share messages and photos by using the hashtag  #MinotState18. Your posts will roll out on the video board in the Dome and across the world via our live stream. You can also see all of your classmates’ photos with the above link on Tagboard. Encourage your family to do the same. Photos hashtagged with #MinotState18 will be printed and available for free pickup at the photo booth in the south lobby.


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Commencement Messages