Commencement 2016

Graduate Commencement Schedule


There is a complimentary shuttle service before and after the cermony from various locations around campus to the stadium. Commencement Map


Friday, May 15, 2015, 10am, William Rolland Stadium

**The ceremony lasts approximately one and a half hours.**

Commencement Line up

9:00am, Graduate Candidates - lineup in Soiland Practice Gym

The procession begins promptly at 9:55 am. Marshals will assist with lineup and seating. Friends and family should go to the stadium to be seated at this time.


8:00 am - Gates Open
10:00 am - Commencement
William Rolland Stadium

All guests must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Tickets are avaiable to all students beginning February 2. 6 tickets per graduating student. Please notify Wendy Perkins (493-3878) by April 14 if you or a member of your family requires handicap seating.


Shoes and visible clothing should be dark in color to harmonize with the academic garb. All graduates are expected to remain seated until the entire ceremony has ended and recess with the faculty.


8:00pm, Samuelson Chapel

Baccalaureate is a religious worship service for all graduates and their families. This worship celebrates a graduate’s degree completion and commends them to God’s blessing and keeping. This worship service includes the celebration of Holy Communion. Graduates wishing to process with fellow graduates line up at the Luther Statue in front of the library by 7:45 p.m. wearing their caps and gowns. Graduates who prefer not to process as well as all families and friends should go directly into Samuelson Chapel. Seating for family and guests is on a first-come, first-seated basis.