Guest Information

Commencement Ceremony

May 10, 2019 – 2:00 p.m.
Bismarck Event Center
315 South 5th Street
Bismarck ND  58503

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Arrival, Parking, and Seating

  • Doors open to guests at 1:00 p.m.
  • No tickets or guest passes are required to attend the ceremony.  All guests are welcome.
  • Map and Directions to the Bismarck Event Center
  • Parking is free in all lots with the exception of a $5 fee for Parking Lot B.
  • Guests should enter through the Event Center main entrance on the southwest side.  Parking/Entrance Map
  • Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Ceremony will run approximately 1 1/2 hours.
  • Concessions will be available.
Photography

  • Photos may be taken from your seats. Guests will not be permitted on the commencement floor until after the ceremony.
  • Professional photographers from Lifetouch Photography will take photos of each graduate during the ceremony.
  • Graduates will receive information from Lifetouch 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, guests may join their graduate on the arena floor and use our special photo area to capture photos with their graduate.
Special Assistance

  • Handicapped accessible parking is available in Lots B and D.  Parking/Entrance Map
  • Elevators are available to assist guests in getting to the seating level.
  • Limited mobility space for guests is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Due to space restrictions, we can accommodate one additional family member from your group to be seated with the individual needing access.
  • Attendants will be available at the main entrance.
 Graduation Day Flowers 

The Dakota Nursing Program Student Nurse Organization will be selling fresh, single-stem roses as a fundraiser.
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
Social Media

While you’re waiting for pomp and circumstance visit www.facebook.com/bismarckstate to see what your graduate is up to behind the scenes.

Graduates, can also share commencement photos and posts by using the hashtag #2019BSCgrad on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.