UND will celebrate Winter Commencement in three ceremonies Dec. 19 and 20 — Live Steam and ceremony download information included

UND will celebrate Winter Commencement in three ceremonies Dec. 19 and 20 — Live Steam and ceremony download information included

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Nearly 930 new graduates will be eligible to cross the stage in three commencement ceremonies at the University of North Dakota Thursday and Friday, Dec. 19 and 20.

This will be the first commencement ceremony at which Interim President Joshua Wynne will officiate. He will also give remarks.

The first ceremony, for graduate, medicine and law students, is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Two ceremonies will be held Friday, also in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, for undergraduate students. The first is at 1 p.m. for undergraduate students in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Mines, Nursing & Professional Disciplines and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences. The second ceremony, at 4 p.m. is for Aerospace Sciences and the Colleges of Business & Public Administration and Education & Human Development.

The ceremonies are each expected to last about an hour and 15 minutes. There is no charge for parking at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

A total of 662 undergraduate students are eligible for Commencement, along with 236 graduate students, one M.D. student, and 11 law students. Seventeen students, who earned their degrees earlier or will earn them soon, will also walk across the stage.

Graduates and their families are also invited to attend a Winter Commencement Social from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Gorecki Alumni Center. They will have the opportunity to socialize, take photos with friends and families, and enjoy refreshments. There is no charge.

WEBPAGE information for winter commencement ceremonies, 2019

UND provides a live video stream of its Winter Commencement Ceremonies to allow family and friends to participate, even if they cannot attend in person.

Three ceremonies will be streamed live on UND’s website and Facebook page. If you are interested in watching one of the undergraduate ceremonies, review the list below. The ceremonies are divided by college/school.

Thursday, December 19, 3:00 pm (CST)

Graduate and Professional Degree Ceremony

Friday, December 20, 1:00 pm (CST)

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony for:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering and Mines
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines

Friday, December 20, 4:00 pm (CST)

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony for

  • School of Aerospace Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Administration
  • College of Education and Human Development

Free video downloads of the ceremonies will be available on Vimeo by Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 as follows:

Graduate and Professional Degree Ceremony: https://vimeo.com/374951576

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony (1 pm): https://vimeo.com/374951543

Undergraduate Degree Ceremony (4 pm): https://vimeo.com/374951512

If you have trouble connecting to the live stream video, please contact tech support at UND.edu/UIT and chat with a representative or call 701-777-2222.


David L. Dodds
Director of Communications
UND Today
Division of Marketing & Communications
University of North Dakota
O: 701.777.5529