Schedule of Events

Commencement at Augustana University

Thursday, April 19

"Countdown to Graduation" — A Pre-Graduation Party for Seniors
6:30-8 p.m.
Meadow Barn at Country Orchards, 1690 Willow Street West, Harrisburg

The Augustana Alumni Association invites members of the Class of 2018 to gather with classmates for an evening of free food, fun and memories as they countdown to the big weekend.

RSVP today.

Thursday, May 17

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

Members of the Class of 2018 are invited to join President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and her family at Kirkeby-Over Stadium for "a suite farewell" featuring games and a class photo on the field, followed by free food and fun in the President's Suite.

Friday, May 18

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.

Graduates who participated in the Civitas Honors Program will be recognized and receive their honorary gold stoles. Join us at the Center for Western Studies to celebrate with graduates, their families and friends. 

Refreshments will be served.

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

Hear reflections from 2018 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.

President's Reception: A Toast to Faculty and Parents of the Class of 2018
5-6:30 p.m.
Mikkelson Auditorium, Froiland Science Complex

This special reception provides graduating seniors the opportunity to thank and recognize those who have helped them succeed at Augustana: their parents and their professors.

Refreshments will be served and a special toast by Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will be given at 5:30 p.m.

This event is free to graduating seniors, parents and AU faculty members.

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony
7 p.m.
Chapel of Reconciliation, 2125 S. Summit Ave.

Congratulations to our graduate students! We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments!

Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Tickets are not required.

Graduates should arrive by 6:15 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns; please carry your hoods.

Saturday, May 19

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

Tickets ($14/adult, $8.25/child) will be sold at the door.
NOTE: This meal is included for Augustana students participating in the 2017-18 meal plan; tickets for these students are not required.

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

Congratulations Class of 2018! 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