Commencement Weekend

Event Details

Date: May 21 - May 23, 2015

Location: On Campus

The following is a complete schedule of events for the weekend, including details for the live webcast.

Thursday, May 21Senior celebration

"A Suite Farewell" — President Oliver's Party for the Senior Class
6 - 8 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium

Members of the Class of 2015 are invited to join President Rob and Angie Oliver at Kirkeby-Over Stadium for "a suite farewell" as a celebration of their Augustana experience. The evening will include a class photo on the field, followed by food and fun in the President's Suite.

This event is exclusively for graduating seniors and is free of charge.

Friday, May 22

Commencement Rehearsal
10 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 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 Street (just across the street from campus)

Hear reflections from 2015 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 celebration6:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, 201 E. 8th Street

Featuring dinner, entertainment, and "The Last Lecture," presented by the 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 sold out for this event.

Saturday, May 23

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 Band 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.

Rev. Dr. Paul Rohde, campus pastor, will deliver the message.

11 a.m.
Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons
Cost (includes tax) is $13 per person; $7.50 for children 12 and under. Tickets sold at the door.
NOTE: This meal is included for Augustana students participating in the 2014-15 meal plan; tickets for these students are not required.

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

Congratulations Class of 2015! 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 Social Media Hashtag for Commencement: #AugieGrad

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

For more details:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844