Schedule of Events

Commencement at Augustana University

Thursday, May 18

"A Suite Farewell" — President Oliver's Party for the Senior Class
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium

Members of the Class of 2017 joined President Rob and Angie Oliver at Kirkeby-Over Stadium for "a suite farewell" as a celebration of their Augustana experience. The evening included games and a class photo on the field, followed by food and fun in the President's Suite.

See photos from the 2017 Suite Farewell.

Friday, May 19

Commencement Rehearsal
10 a.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.

Rehearsal attendance is required. All undergraduate candidates for graduation must either be present or have a stand-in for rehearsal. Caps and gowns will be distributed at rehearsal.

Reception for Civitas GraduateReception for Civitass
1 p.m.
Center for Western Studies, 2121 S. Summit Ave.

The Civitas Honors Program serves as reception host for its graduates, their families, and their friends. Enjoy good conversation and see Civitas graduates receive their honorary gold stoles.

Refreshments will be served.

Nurse Pinning CeremonyNurse pinning ceremony
4 p.m.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St. (just across the street from campus)

Hear reflections from 2017 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.

Reception to follow in the Gathering Space at Our Savior's.

Senior Celebration
senior celebration6 p.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 N. West Ave.

Featuring dinner, entertainment, and "The Last Lecture," presented by the 2017 Augustana Student Association Faculty Award Winner, this special evening offers students, parents, faculty, and staff the opportunity to gather and celebrate the legacy of the class together. We also will announce the 2017 Class Agent.

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Saturday, May 20

Baccalaureate, a festive worship service ahead of CommencementBaccalaureate
10 a.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.

Seniors, family members and faculty/staff are invited to join us for Baccalaureate, a festive worship service accompanied by the Augustana Orchestra and The Augustana Choir. Graduates should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to robe and line up. Caps and gowns should be worn. No tickets required.

11 a.m.
Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons

Cost (includes tax) is $13.50 per person; $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door.
NOTE: This meal is included for Augustana students participating in the 2016-17 meal plan; tickets for these students are not required.

commencement at AugustanaCommencement
2 p.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 N. West Ave.

Congratulations Class of 2017! We're looking forward to celebrating you!

Tickets are not required. Doors open for seating at 1 p.m. Seating is general admission.

Graduates should arrive by 1:15 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns.

Can't make it to campus for the ceremony? Watch it live online beginning at 2 p.m.

Official Hashtag for Commencement: #AugieGrad

Connect with other families, alumni and students during graduation via social media by using the #AugieGrad hashtag. Post about your travels to campus, the speaker, the joys of seeing your son/daughter/brother/sister/friend graduate from Augustana!

Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844