DSU cancels fall commencement amid snowstorm

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DICKINSON — Dickinson State University announced Thursday morning that its fall commencement, which was scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16, has been canceled due to the ongoing winter storm. A university official said the decision was made based on concerns for the safety of students, faculty and their families. As per usual, all graduating still will still receive the official paper copies of their degrees in the mail. Rachel Goslinga, director of university relations, said students graduating this fall are welcome to attend and walk at the 2023 spring commencement ceremony.

This semester Dickinson State will be awarding four master’s degrees, 70 baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degrees, nine associate degrees and 14 certificates at the fall commencement ceremony. Students will celebrate their graduation by walking across the stage to receive their diplomas from DSU President Steve Easton. A livestream of the commencement ceremony will be available for viewing on the college’s website at

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