May 17-19: 2012 Commencement Weekend

Event Details

Date: May 16 - May 18, 2012

Celebrate with the Augustana College Class of 2012!

Thursday, May 17

President’s Social: A Reception for Seniors
7:00 p.m., 2817 S. Grange Ave.
To celebrate your last days as students at Augustana, President Rob and Angie Oliver invite class members to join them for a backyard tent reception at the Fellows’ Presidential Residence. Music, food and beverages will be provided at no cost. 
RSVP is required at until Friday, May 4.

Friday, May 18

twitter hashtag is #ACgrad12
Twitter Hashtag for Commencement:

Connect with other families, alums, and students during graduation via Twitter by using the #ACgrad12 hashtag. What is a hashtag, you might ask? It is a simple search term you can use within Twitter to link your post with others on the same topic. Talk about your travels to campus, the speaker, the joys of seeing your son/daughter/brother/sister/friend graduate!

Commencement Rehearsal *
10:00 a.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.
Rehearsal attendance is required. All candidates for graduation must either be present or have a stand-in for rehearsal.

Reception for Civitas Graduates
1:00 p.m.
Center for Western Studies, 2121 S. Summit Ave.
The Civitas Honors Program serves as reception host for its first graduates, their families, and their friends. Refreshments will be served.

Nurse Pinning Ceremony
4:00 p.m.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd Street
Reception to follow.

Senior Celebration 2012
6:30 p.m.
Ramkota Convention Center
Join us for this event celebrating the culmination of the Class of 2012's Augustana experience. Featuring dinner, entertainment, and The Last Lecture (presented by 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.
Tickets are $15/ graduating seniors and $30/ guests and are available at until Friday, May 4.
If you have special dietary requests or other needs, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 605.274.4904 or

Saturday, May 19

10:00 a.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.
A festive worship service accompanied by The Augustana Band and The Augustana Choir.
Graduates should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to robe and line up. Caps and gowns should be worn.
No tickets are required.

11:00 a.m.
Morrison Commons
Cost is $9 adults / $5 children (12 & under).
No reservations required.

2:00 p.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 West Ave. N
Doors open for seating at 1:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive by 1:15 p.m. to robe and line up. Caps and gowns should be worn.
No tickets are required.

*Further information regarding Commencement and Commencement Rehearsal will be sent directly to students in May.

Further details are available at

Office of Academic Affairs
605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844