Schedule of Events

Commencement at Augustana University
Official Hashtag for Commencement: #AugieGrad

 

Connect with other families, alumni and students via social media by using the #AugieGrad hashtag. Post about your experience, share plans for the future, and celebrate your friends! Parents, share how proud you are of your graduate!


Commencement Events


Thursday, May 13


Closing Chapel: A Service of Gratitude
10 a.m. | Campus Green

The last Chapel service of the year will be held outdoors on the campus green, Thursday, May 13 at 10 a.m. We will give thanks for our Augustana community and all who have worked so hard to make this year safe and successful. All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to attend. The Augustana Jazz Combo will provide music and treats will be shared both before and after worship. Please come and bring someone you are especially grateful for this year!


Thursday, May 20


President's Picnic for the Class of 2021 
5-7 p.m. | Morrison Commons Patio

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will host this special event exclusively for the Class of 2021. It will include food, fun, and fellowship.


Friday, May 21


Commencement Rehearsal 

10 a.m. | Elmen Center 2505 S Grange Ave.

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.


Reception for Civitas GraduateReception for Civitas
1:30 p.m. | Chapel of Reconciliation

Graduates who participated in the Civitas Honors Program will be recognized. Join us to celebrate with graduates, their families and friends. 

 

 


Nurse Pinning CeremonyNurse pinning ceremony
3 p.m. | Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.

Hear reflections from 2021 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.

 


Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

6 p.m. | Kirkeby-Over Stadium, 2700 S Lake Ave.

Program

Congratulations to our master's degree students! We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments!

Doors open for seating at  5:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Tickets are not required.

Graduates should arrive by 5:15 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns; please carry your hoods.

 


Saturday, May 22 


commencement at AugustanaUndergraduate Commencement - Augustana Class of 2020

10 a.m. | Kirkeby-Over Stadium, 2700 S Lake Ave.

Program

Congratulations Class of 2020! We're looking forward to celebrating you!

Tickets are not required. Seating is general admission.

Gates open for seating at 9:30 a.m. 

Graduates should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns.


Undergraduate Commencement - Augustana Class of 2021commencement at Augustana

1:30 p.m. | Kirkeby-Over Stadium, 2700 S Lake Ave.

Program

Congratulations Class of 2021! We're looking forward to celebrating you!

Tickets are not required. Due to COVID-19 protocols, each graduate may invite up to six guests to be seated on the west side of Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Learn more about seating. Gates open for seating at 1:00 p.m. Seating is general admission.

Graduates should arrive by 1:10 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns.

 


Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.4121 or 800.727.2844
Email: commencement@augie.edu