Graduate Information

Commencement Participation

BSC Commencement Ceremony is inclusive for all students graduating during Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters.

To receive your degree, diploma or certificate and to indicate participation in the commencement ceremony, you must submit an Application for Degree declaring your intent to graduate as well as to attend/decline participation in the commencement ceremony.
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Cap/Gown & Stoles

Commencement Regalia
Cap, gown and tassel are the official regalia worn at commencement by all graduates. Graduates attending the Commencement Ceremony will need a black graduation gown, cap and tassel.  These items can be purchased online or at the BSC Bookstore located in the Student Union beginning March 1st.   The cost is only $19.99.

If you already have a black cap and gown and just need a tassel, you can purchase it separately.
Corsages, jewelry and other adornments should not be worn with gowns.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Stole
Students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society will be recognized in the commencement program, and an official seal will be placed on their diploma.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the society’s honor stole, made of gold satin and embroidered with the society’s Greek letters.  The stole may be purchased online or at the BSC Bookstore located in the Student Union.

Commencement Invitations

78thcommencementinvite.pngThere is no limit to the number of guests you can invite to the commencement ceremony. Five free formal graduation announcements are available to send to family and friends.

Announcements can be picked up, starting March 1st, at the BSC Bookstore located in the Student Union or the Academic Records Office located in Schafer Hall. Supplies are limited.

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Photography


  • During the ceremony, professional photographers from Lifetouch Photography will take photos of you receiving your diploma cover from President Skogen and individually after you exit the stage.
  • Lifetouch will provide information after the ceremony regarding the option to purchase prints.
  • Photos are typically available ten days after the ceremony online at Lifetouch Special Events.
  • After the ceremony, let your guests know they may join you on the arena floor and use our special photo area to capture photos with friends and family.
Grad Fest & Transfer Day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 
National Energy Center of Excellence
 4th Floor  - Bavendick Stateroom
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Whether you are starting your career or transferring to another college, this day is designed to help you check off all the tasks from your graduation to-do list, at one time, in one place.

Enroll in your final classes, complete your application for degree, request transcripts be sent to transfer campus, visit with transfer schools and representatives, review your college finances, plan for commencement, win prizes, enjoy free lunch!

Legacy Grad

Do you have parents or grandparents who have graduated from BSC?
Be part of a new tradition!

The Bismarck State College National Alumni Association began a new tradition in 2016 by honoring graduates who shared a legacy with parents or grandparents who also graduated from BJC or BSC.

As a legacy grad, you will receive a special cord to wear at Commencement to commemorate this special connection with your family. While there is no charge for your legacy cord, you must attend Commencement in order to receive it.
Simply complete the information below. You will receive an email prior to the ceremony confirming your legacy and letting you know where to pick up your legacy cord at Commencement.

Questions?  Contact Rita Nodland at rita.nodland@bismarckstate.edu or 224-5692.

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