Things to Keep in Mind

Change of Plans

Attending Ceremony
Candidates who have already submitted an Application for Degree or decide to attend at a later date should notify the Academic Records Office by sending notification from their BSC email account.  Include first and last name, Student ID number and that you will be attending the commencement ceremony. (mail to: bsc.records@bismarckstate.edu)
 
Not Attending Ceremony

Candidates who indicated on the Application for Degree that they would be attending the commencement ceremony but after submitting it decide not to attend may cancel participation by sending notification from your BSC email account.  Include first and last name, Student ID number and indicate that you will not be attending commencement. (mail to: bsc.records@bismarckstate.edu)
 
Changing graduation date to a later semester
Candidates who have already submitted an Application for Degree and decide to delay graduation to a later semester should notify the Academic Records Office from their BSC email account.  Include first and last name, Student ID and indicate that you are requesting to have your application for degree cancelled.

Candidates will be required to complete a new application for degree and indicate the new semester degree requirements will be met.
Special Assistance

If you need specific accommodations for the ceremony that were not indicated on your Application for Degree, send notification from your BSC email account to sheila.bitz@bismarckstate.edu or contact Sheila Bitz at (701) 224-5428 with specific information.

Diploma Information


Diplomas are not distributed at commencement.  The College issues diplomas after verifying that all academic requirements have been completed and the degree has been awarded.  Diplomas are mailed approximately 5 to 7 weeks following the close of the semester.
LIVE Stream and Online Recording

Commencement LIVE Stream – Guests that cannot attend the ceremony can watch it live.
The commencement ceremony can be viewed at a later date online on the BSC website and through Dakota Media Access