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BSC's 80th Commencement Ceremony

Commencement is all about celebrating hard work and dedication. Bismarck State College is proud to honor student achievement with graduates and their families.  It was with very heavy hearts that Bismarck State College made the difficult decision to cancel our traditional 2020 BSC Commencement ceremony at the Bismarck Event Center because of the coronavirus pandemic. While an in-person commencement event can’t happen, we would like to officially recognize and celebrate you and your achievements in a new way.


At 2 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020, the BSC 2020 [VIRTUAL] COMMENCEMENT will be livestreamed at and a Facebook Watch Party will be held at the same time on the BSC Facebook page allowing students, family, and friends to watch together and share congratulatory messages for BSC graduates.

On Saturday, May 16, 2020, the BSC 2020 [VIRTUAL] COMMENCEMENT will be televised on the KFYR-TV, KUMV-TV, KMOT-TV and KQCD-TV stations at 12 p.m. (cst).

The video of the BSC 2020 [VIRTUAL] COMMENCEMENT will be available for download the week of May 18, 2020.

BSC looks forward to the celebration of graduates, the conferral of 970+ degrees and welcoming Miss America 2018 Cara Mund as the 2020 BSC commencement speaker.

"Although it’s not the same as physically being together, today’s technology allows us to still celebrate the success of our graduates. We’re so proud of them," says BSC President Larry Skogen.

All Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduates are encouraged to participate in the BSC 2020 Virtual Commencement. Details on how to participate have been emailed to all graduating students who have completed their Application for Degree. Students who have NOT completed their Application for Degree should do so here:

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BSC 2020 [VIRTUAL] COMMENCEMENT Video and Commemorative Book

Download and view the 2020 BSC Commencement Video

Download and view the 2020 Commencement Commemorative Book: