We look forward to hosting the 2022 Spring Commencement ceremonies at the Alerus Center on Saturday, May 14.  Each graduate will be honored for their academic achievements. UND commencement ceremonies are open to graduates and their guests.

Below is important information related to the upcoming ceremonies.  



• Doctoral & Master's Degrees Ceremony, Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m.

• Undergraduate Degrees Ceremony, Saturday, May 14 at 2:00 p.m. 

• All graduates are welcome to participate and do not need to register in advance.

• Graduates should arrive 60 minutes before ceremony start time in their academic regalia. Directions, parking, and guest information can be found here.




• Purchase or Rent Regalia: Graduates' cap, gown, tassel, hood, and other commencement-related items can be found here. Deadline to order for home delivery is Monday, April 18, 2022.

• Undergraduate Academic Honors:  Undergraduate students graduating with academic honors qualify for a UND honor medallion and will receive it in the line-up room when they check in before commencement. If honor students do not participate in commencement, the honor medallion will be mailed at a later date. 

• UND Honor Cords: Additional honor cord information can be found here

Additional Information

• NEW for spring graduates: Graduates can order an individualized video StageClip of the moment they cross the stage and receive their diploma. Please see the information below for more details.

• Lifetouch Photography will take the graduate's posed photo before crossing the stage and an on-stage photo with the President.

• Commencement ceremonies are open to the public and tickets are not required. Ceremonies are general seating and doors to the seating area open 60 minutes before the Doctoral & Master's Ceremony and 90 minutes before the Undergraduate Ceremony.

• Prohibited items in the Alerus Center can be found here.

• The Doctoral & Master's Ceremony is approximately 90 minutes in length and the Undergraduate Ceremony is approximately 2.5 hours in length.

• For disability accommodations, please click here.

• All ceremonies will be live-streamed at and UND's Facebook page.

• Commencement receptions are open to graduates and their guests. Click here for more information.


If you have any questions, please contact us at or visit the Commencement webpage.

Office of Ceremonies & University Events
University of North Dakota