Bemidji State University 2024 Commencement Information

Bemidji State University will celebrate 2024 graduates on May 3, 2024. Check back here for more information about your college’s ceremony.

If you are unsure of the College your major falls under to determine what ceremony you will attend, click on the links above. Each ceremony will last about an hour and will be live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube.

Check back to download the Commencement booklet.


No tickets are required for the student or their guests. We do ask out of respect for your fellow students, please limit your number of guests to 10 or fewer.

If the Sanford Center reaches capacity, guests will be directed to an overflow location offsite where live stream can be viewed.

View Live Ceremony

Live streaming of events will be available on this webpage, the BSU homepage, Facebook and our Vimeo profile.

Planning for Commencement

  • Application for Graduation for undergraduate students— Graduation applications are due March 1, 2024, to be included in the commencement ceremonies. Students who submit applications for graduation after March 1st will still have their plans reviewed and credentials conferred upon completion of the degree requirement.
  • Application for Graduation for graduate students
  • Cap and Gown Information
  • Commencement Booklet Information — A copy of the graduate’s names as they will appear in the commencement booklet by degree and program will be available in the links below at the beginning of March. Please review to verify that your name and information are correct. If your information is missing or contains an error, please reach out to with questions.
  • Graduating with Honors For the commencement ceremony, the cumulative GPA after the fall semester is used to determine honors. Official academic honors will be determined at the time of graduation after all grades have been entered. If you have questions, please e-mail:  Please note: Academic honors apply to undergraduate students only.
  • Student Commencement Rehearsal — Rehearsal will be held on April 24th in Hagg Sauer 150 from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.
  • 2024 Important Commencement Information — Review for information regarding 2024 Commencement. This document will also be emailed emailed to students who have submitted their graduation applications.