Join Us for SDI’s Class of 2023 Graduation Celebration Ceremony

You’ve worked hard! The time has come to commemorate your remarkable achievements and revel in a truly unforgettable Graduation Celebration Ceremony. Secure your spot by RSVPing today! Let’s celebrate, connect, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event!

Please know that all of us at SDI are proud to have you as part of our alumni family and that we sincerely thank you for choosing SDI and being a part of this virtual graduation ceremony.

Graduation RSVP Deadline

Congratulations on reaching this significant milestone in your academic journey! It’s time to RSVP for the graduation ceremony. To participate and receive recognition at our annual commencement ceremony on April 6, 2024, please RSVP by February 9, 2024.

To make this event even more special, all grads who RSVP for the ceremony will receive an SDI Graduation Celebration Package with exclusive grad-only gifts.

Please note: To be eligible to participate, you must be in good financial standing with SDI.

Support our SDI graduates

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our 2023 graduates from wherever you are. The commencement ceremony will be streamed on YouTube, ensuring that you can be a part of this momentous occasion. By registering, graduates will receive a link via email to share with their friends and family to view the stream. The link to the commencement ceremony will also be provided on this page prior to the event. Don’t miss out on any part of the celebration!

Outstanding Graduate and Honor Societies

During the ceremony, we will also be recognizing our 2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate, members of Honor Societies, and more.

Honor Societies

Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society

Delta Epsilon Tau is the premier national honor society for America’s accredited distance learning institutions. Delta Epsilon Tau only places Chapters in those institutions recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character and leadership. The fact that an individual is elected to membership sets her or him apart from other students and clearly demonstrates a serious commitment to distance education and self-study.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Welcome to the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society for the Sonoran Desert Institute! As an SDI student and a member of the United States Armed Forces, you deserve recognition for your academic achievements and contributions.

Service – Academics – Leadership – Unity – Tribute – Excellence

Please note: It’s the student’s responsibility to check and ensure eligibility in accordance with the Honor Society’s standards and requirements. For any questions, contact or for membership application and payment.

Graduation Checklist

Before the ceremony

RSVP to attend the graduation ceremony
Order SDI memorabilia

Ceremony Details

Coming Soon (link to stream)
Downloadable Ceremony Program – Coming Soon (pdf program)
Viewing times by time zone

  • 11am Arizona
  • 11am Pacific
  • 12am Mountain
  • 1pm Central
  • 2pm Eastern

After the Ceremony

Join us for an exclusive virtual after-party following the ceremony. Celebrate your achievements with your fellow grads, enjoy some fun activities, and create lasting memories.


Who is eligible to register for the 2024 online graduation ceremony?

A. All students who have successfully graduated during the specified time period as outlined in the catalog are eligible to register for the 2024 online graduation ceremony. However, participation in the ceremony is contingent upon RSVPing. So, be sure to submit your RSVP to secure your spot and join us in celebrating your achievements during this special event.

How do you register for the online graduation ceremony?

A. Click on the “Register Now” button to access the RSVP form. Fill out the required information, including your full name, email address, and any additional details requested.

What are the technology requirements to view the ceremony?

A. To view the ceremony, you will need the following technology requirements:

  1. Internet Connection: A stable internet connection is essential to stream the graduation ceremony smoothly. Ensure you have a reliable internet connection to avoid interruptions during the event.
  2. Device: You will need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access the ceremony. Choose the device that you are most comfortable with and make sure it is charged or connected to a power source.
  3. Web Browser: Use an up-to-date web browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge to access the streaming platform. Ensure that your browser is updated to the latest version for the best viewing experience.
  4. Zoom: In addition to the web browser, you may need to have Zoom installed on your device. The ceremony might involve interactive elements or live interaction through Zoom. If required, you will receive instructions on how to access the ceremony via Zoom.

Will I be able to invite friends and family?

A. Absolutely! You can invite your friends and family to join the celebration by sharing the provided link to view the ceremony broadcast on YouTube.

Will I receive a physical diploma or certificate?

A. Yes, you will receive a physical diploma or certificate. To order, claim, manage, and verify your academic records, please visit

What if I experience technical difficulties during the event?

A. If you experience technical difficulties during the event, don’t worry! You will have the option to watch the ceremony later. For immediate support, please email our dedicated team at, and we will assist you promptly.

How can I connect with fellow grads to celebrate together?

A. There are several ways to connect with fellow grads and celebrate together:

  1. Join our Grad Facebook Page: Join our dedicated Facebook page for graduates to connect, share memories, and celebrate this milestone together. Look out for the link in your email or visit our website for more details.
  2. LinkedIn: Connect with your fellow grads on LinkedIn. Expand your professional network and stay in touch with your classmates as you embark on your career journeys.
  3. Career Services: Reach out to our Career Services department, where they can help facilitate connections and networking opportunities with fellow graduates who share similar career paths or interests.
  4. Zoom Chat: During the online graduation ceremony, engage in the Zoom chat feature to interact with your peers, congratulate each other, and share your excitement.
  5. After-party: Join us for an exclusive virtual after-party following the ceremony. Celebrate your achievements with your fellow grads, enjoy some fun activities, and create lasting memories.

Why haven’t I received an invitation?

A. If you haven’t received an invitation, please take the following steps:

  1. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you have met the necessary requirements for graduation and eligibility to participate in the ceremony. Refer to the graduation guidelines and ensure you have completed all the necessary steps.
  2. Check Spam/Junk Folder: Sometimes, email invitations may end up in the spam or junk folder of your email inbox. Please check those folders to see if the invitation email has been redirected.
  3. Email If you have checked your eligibility and spam folder but still haven’t received an invitation, please reach out to Kindly provide your full name, student ID (if applicable), and any relevant details, and they will assist you in resolving the issue.
  4. Check Student Email Address Inbox: Make sure to check the inbox of your student email address, as the invitation may have been sent there instead.

Countdown to Graduation!