Schedule of Events

Commencement at Augustana University

Commencement events celebrating the Augustana University Class of 2019 will be held May 23-25.

Watch the live webstream at 2 p.m. Saturday (click this link)


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!

 

Commencement Events for Graduating Seniors

Thursday, May 23


"A Suite Farewell" — Party for the Senior Class
5:30-7 p.m.
NEW Location: Froiland Science Complex

Members of the Class of 2019 are invited for a final class party with lots of food and fun! UPDATE: Due to impending weather on Thursday, the Suite Farewell at K-O Stadium has been relocated to FSC. We will still have lots of food, fun and games — including Giant Jenga and a selfie photo booth! Join us at 5:30 p.m. in the Mikkelson Auditorium for dinner. At 7:30 p.m., we will live-stream the softball game as your Augustana Vikings play in the opening game of the Division II Softball National Championship.


Friday, May 24


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.

Prior to graduation rehearsal, from 9:15-9:45 a.m., students will be served a continental grab 'n go breakfast in the Elmen Center, sponsored by the Sioux Falls Development Foundation.


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 2019 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.


President's Reception for the Class of 2019 and Families
5-6:30 p.m.
Mikkelson Auditorium, Froiland Science Complex

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will host this special reception for the Class of 2019 and their families. Faculty and staff are welcome to join in as the Augustana community celebrates the Class of 2019. Refreshments will be served and this event is free.


Saturday, May 25


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.


Brunch
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 2018-19 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 2019! 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.


Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844
Email: commencement@augie.edu

 

 


Commencement Events for Master's Degree Candidates

Friday, May 24


President's Reception for the Class of 2019 and Families
5-6:30 p.m.
Mikkelson Auditorium, Froiland Science Complex

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will host this special reception for the Class of 2019 and their families. Refreshments will be served and this event is free.


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

Congratulations to our master's degree 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 in the first level of the Madsen Center (Rotunda area) by 6:30 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns; please carry your hoods.

 


Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844
Email: commencement@augie.edu