South Dakota State University 2020 Virtual Commencement | 2 p.m. Ceremony



2 p.m. Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Processional/Introduction: 0:00 – 1:46
National Anthem: 1:47 – 3:03
President Dunn Opening Remarks: 3:04 – 6:21
Mary Kay Helling – Guest Speaker: 6:22 – 18:01
Intro of Provost Hedge – 18:02 – 18:34
Recognition of Student Honors – 18:35 – 19:54
Recognition of Army and Air Force Commissioned Officers – 19:55 – 21:01
Intro of Alumni Association – 21:02 – 21:26
Induction into Alumni Association – 21:27 – 24:05
Introduction of Student Speaker – 24:06 – 26:16
Student Speaker – 26:17 – 32:30
Intro of Regent – 32:31 – 32:44
Authorization of Degrees – 32:45 – 35:26
Intro of Faculty Senate – 35:27 – 35:46
Presentation of Undergraduate Class – 35:47 – 36:19
Conferring of Degrees – 36:20 – 37:33
Pharmacy Dean – 37:34 – 38:08
Pharmacy Students List – 38:09 – 44:53
Intro of EHS Dean – 44:54 – 45:06
Education and Human Sciences Dean – 45:07 – 45:35
EHS Students List – 45:36 – 1:03:15
Intro of AHSS Dean – 1:03:16 – 1:03:30
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean – 1:03:31 – 1:04:09
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Students List – 1:04:10 – 1:30:13
Ring the Bell – 1:30:14 – 1:31:17
Closing Remarks and Hope Video – 1:31:18

South Dakota State University held its first ever virtual commencement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2 p.m. undergraduate ceremony honored the graduates of the following colleges: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Education and Human Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.

*All filming was done in a controlled environment with social distancing guidelines followed.

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