Commencement 2021

Celebrating the milestone of graduation is extremely important to our entire Augustana community. We are so excited to be celebrating with our students IN PERSON at our very own Kirkeby-Over Stadium this year! Augustana will host three commencment ceremonies this year.

  • Graduate Hooding and Commencement for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 — Friday, May 21 at 6 p.m.  >> Watch Video
  • Undergraduate Commencement for the Class of 2020  Saturday, May 22 at 10 a.m. >> Watch Video
  • Undergraduate Commencement for the Class of 2021  Saturday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. >> Watch Video


All three commencement ceremonies will be live streamed on Augustana's Youtube channel.

For more details, including a schedule of events, please click here.

Rehearsal and Regalia

Regalia orders from Herff-Jones were due no later than April 19. If previously shipped to campus, you will pick up your regalia at rehearsal.

Rehearsal is schedulded for Friday, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Elmen Center.

All 2021 undergrad students are expected to attend rehearsal. All students who had regalia shipped to campus are expected to attend rehearsal.

Graduate students and/or 2020 students who have their regalia are not expected to attend.

Rehearsal will last approximately 30-45 minutes.


Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Due to COVID-19 protocols, each graduate may invite up to six guests to be seated on the west side of Kirkeby-Over Stadium. For additional family and friends, there will be other seating available on the east side of the stadium and on the berms, and all graduation ceremonies will be live-streamed as well. Tickets will not be required on the day of the event; however, we ask each graduate to limit west-side seating to six or fewer guests so all students and their families have access to this preferred seating area during the celebration.

Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, Graduate Ceremony

The west side of Kirkeby-Over Stadium will provide ample seating for guests while maintaining the necessary social distancing.

All Events

In the event of inclement weather and the need to move indoors, guests per graduate may be reduced to accommodate health and safety protocols of the new venue.

Special Notes

  • Diplomas are distributed after grades and degrees have been posted, and there are no financial obligations. Class rings and diploma frames are available from Herff-Jones.
  • Any parent or student who is interested in an Augustana branded editable file to either print for themselves or have printed for yard signs, please email


Contact Information:
Phone: 605.274.4121 or 800.727.2844