Commencement Information


Graduation is an exciting time for all students, family and MTI faculty and staff.  MTI has one graduation ceremony each year in the month of May. After reviewing the details listed here, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (605) 995-3023 if you have any questions.

Mitchell Technical Institute 2014 Commencement
Friday, May 9, 2014, 5:00 PM

World’s Only Corn Palace, 604 North Main St, Mitchell, SD

General Information for Family and Friends

There is no limit to the number of guests wishing to attend the ceremony, and no admission tickets are required.  However, seating is limited, first-come, first-serve basis.  Doors of the Corn Palace will be open 2 hours prior to the ceremony time. Length of Ceremony is approximately one and a half hours.


A professional photographer will take photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma. Photos can be ordered directly through the photographer's website. The photographer website link is posted on after graduation. Guests may take their own photographs during the ceremony. Please be considerate of others in attendance and do not block the view for a unusual period of time.

Graduate Information

Students must complete a Request to Graduate form. Graduate applicants cleared to participate are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. This is celebration of your accomplishment to share with your classmates, faculty, family and friends.

Caps and Gowns

Black caps and gowns must be worn by students participating in commencement. Caps and gowns may be ordered through the MTI Bookstore.


Graduation Practice

Practice for the graduates is at 11 am the day of graduation in the Corn Palace. Graduates are encouraged to attend.

Lining up for Ceremony

All graduates should be in line by 4:45 in the Armory located above the Corn Palace.


Diplomas and Honors

Honor designation at the time of the graduation ceremony are based on a student’s CUM GPA at the conclusion of the fall term. Degree honors will be reflective on diplomas based on a student’s CUM GPA at the conclusion of all program requirements. High Honors is 3.75 or higher, and Honors is 3.50 – 3.74.

Diploma covers will be issued at the graduation ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed by June 30th to student who have successfully completed all program requirements and have taken care of all financial obligations. Students completing their program requirements at the end of the summer term, will receive their diplomas by the end of September. 

Call 605.995.3026 or email for more information.

Driving Directions to the Corn Palace