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Commencement Ceremony

May 10, 2024 – 2 p.m. (CST)
Bismarck Event Center
315 South 5th Street
Bismarck, ND

For hotel accommodations, restaurants, and area attractions, visit the Bismarck-Mandan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Arrival, Parking, and Seating

  • Doors open to guests at 1 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.


  • Photos may be taken from your seats. Guests will not be permitted on the arena floor until after the ceremony.
  • After the ceremony, guests may join their graduate on the arena floor and use our special photo area to capture photos with their graduate. 
  • Lifetouch will be taking professional photographs of the graduates during the ceremony.
  • Access Code 420549GY24

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 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 to see what your graduate is up to behind the scenes.

Graduates can also share commencement photos and posts by using the hashtag #2024BSCGRAD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.