Date and Time
Rehearsal – Thursday, April 30
Undergraduate Day Students: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Si Melby Hall
Baccalaureate Service – Friday, May 1
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
Baccalaureate is a celebration service of music and word held for the graduating class. Graduating Students should wear their cap and gown and may sit with their family or guests in any available seats. Please note that seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Commencement Ceremony–Saturday, May 2
Si Melby Hall
1:00 p.m. (seating begins at 11:45 a.m.)
Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients
Nominated by the Augsburg faculty and affirmed by our Board of Regents, the selected 2015 commencement keynote speaker, Winona LaDuke, will deliver the keynote address at both the Saturday and Sunday ceremonies. During the Saturday commencement ceremony for students graduating from the day undergraduate program, Augsburg will also award LaDuke an honorary doctorate degree.
A member of the Anishinaabe from White Earth, LaDuke founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project in 1989 to reclaim lands for the tribe and to support enterprises that create employment. She also established and is the executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native-led organization to “break the geographic and political isolation of Native Communities and … to increase financial resources for organizing and change” by supporting grassroots Native environmental groups. LaDuke has a degree in rural economic development from Harvard University and a master’s in community economic development from Antioch University. LaDuke was the Green Party candidate for vice president of the United States in 1996 and 2000.