2022
Commencement
Ceremony

Saturday, April 30 | 1:30 PM
Ray Ulmer Field House

Location

Ray Ulmer Field House

50 6th Ave S

Ellendale, ND 58436

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For the Guests

Click here for more information about available lodging in Ellendale. 

Aberdeen, SD (ABR) is approximately 44 miles from Ellendale.

Jamestown, ND (JMS) is approximately 68 miles from Ellendale. 

Fargo, ND (FAR) is approximately 144 miles from Ellendale.

Bismarck, ND (BIS) is approximately 163 miles from Ellendale. 

We are under no COVID restrictions at this time. If this changes, we will abide by local laws and regulations.

Guests are welcome to find their seats prior to the start of the ceremony, but cannot line up with the graduates. 

Seating is first-come, first-serve. 

For the Graduates

You must apply for graduation on InsideTrinity.

You must fulfill the necessary requirements (See Academic Catalog: “Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements” for Undergraduate degree or “Program Completion and Commencement” for Graduate degree).

The deadline to apply is November 1 for December graduates and March 1 for Spring and Summer graduates. 

If you finished in December, your degree was awarded/earned in December. December graduates are invited to participate in the annual Spring Commencement. 

Basic regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) is required. 

Trinity is introducing the first-generation graduate cord for the first time (Undergraduate students only)! 

Regalia, as well as many other Commencement-related items, is included in your graduation fees. 

Regalia for students who have applied for graduation may be picked up in the Academic Records office on April 29, 2022 before rehearsal as long as your graduation fees have been paid. 

For those unable to attend rehearsal, special arrangements can be made to pick up your regalia on Saturday.

If you have not paid for your graduation fees, you must do so by April 20, 2022 at 5 PM.

A first-generation graduate is someone who grew up in a home where the parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) has not completed a Bachelor’s Degree.

This recognition is reserved for Bachelor Degree students only. 

A detailed schedule for the day will be sent to the Graduates’ Trinity email.

Plan to arrive on campus several hours prior to Commencement for photographs. Graduates will line up together prior to the start of the ceremony and enter together. Guests are not permitted in the graduation line-up area.

Your ceremony will begin with a processional of Administration, Faculty, and graduates. The program will include speeches and recognitions. Your name will be announced and you will walk across the stage. At the very end, your degree will be ceremonially conferred by the moving of your tassel. 

Your ceremony will be approximately 1 1/2 – 2 hours long.