04 May DSU to hold virtual commencement and invites graduates to attend future ceremony
Dickinson State University will celebrate spring 2020 graduates during a virtual commencement ceremony that will be broadcast Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. MT. In addition to the virtual celebration, spring 2020 graduates are also invited to return to campus for either the fall 2020 or spring 2021 commencement ceremonies.
“We love graduation at DSU, because it is the day we celebrate the academic achievement of our wonderful students with their families and friends,” said DSU President Steve Easton. “Though we are not able to hold a traditional graduation this May, we want to do everything we can to duplicate that ceremony virtually. We look forward to working with our 2020 graduates to make this a fun celebration of their work in the classroom.”
More than 200 students are eligible to participate in this year’s ceremony; this number includes all spring and summer 2020 graduates, as well as students who graduated last fall but did not participate in the December ceremony. Dickinson State will award seven master’s degrees,149 baccalaureate degrees, and 46 associate degrees during the virtual spring commencement ceremony. Three students will also graduate with Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program distinction.
Participants will hear from DSU President Steve Easton, as well as Marilyn Lee, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs, student speaker(s) and other local and state representatives.