June Commencement will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 for:
Undergraduate Students in:
- Weekend College
- Rochester Program
- Nursing Program
Graduate Students in the following programs:
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Arts in Leadership
- Master of Arts in Nursing
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Social Work
Friday, June 21
5 – 5:45 p.m.: MSW rehearsal
6 – 6:45 p.m.: All other students rehearsal
Si Melby Hall
Sunday, June 23
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center
At Augsburg, we know that receiving your degree represents the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. Our Commencement Convocation is a special event set aside to recognize your response to the call of lifelong learning, to remember and acknowledge those who played a critical role in your educational path, and to celebrate the tradition of moving through this time, as your journey begins anew.
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.
Doors to Si Melby Hall will open at 9:45 a.m.
Student Check-in and Line-up
ALL Students check-in at the Christensen Center lobby to receive their namecard.
WEC Students will line-up in the Christensen Center Lobby.
Graduate Students should check-in in the Christensen Center lobby and then proceed to their assigned area in the Quadrangle to receive their hood and line-up.
Students should be checked in and ready to line up NO LATER than 10:30 a.m. Master’s Degree Candidates will lead the procession followed by candidates for bachelor’s degrees.
Faculty assemble in the Sateren Auditorium Lobby at 10:15 a.m. wearing cap and gown.
In case of rain, line-up will be in the basement of Si Melby. The decision to implement the rain plan will be made by 8:30 a.m. and information will be posted on Inside Augsburg as well as Augsburg social media outlets. If nothing is posted on any of these, no rain plan is being utilized.
Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipients
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor and President, Syracuse University; American Commonwealth Project
Commencement Speaker & Honorary Degree Recipient
As the eleventh Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, Dr. Cantor has helped forge a direction for the University that embraces its vision, Scholarship in Action, and is deeply persuaded of the significant role and obligation universities hold as the hub of their community. The Huffington Post refers to Cantor’s tenure as the force behind SU’s evolving reputation as “an anchor institution that collaborates with partners from all sectors of the economy to more effectively serve the needs of society.” In addition to this topic, she writes and lectures extensively on rewarding public scholarship, sustainability, the role of liberal education, and the creative campus, and has been an advocate for racial and gender equality in colleges, and played a key role in two University of Michigan’s cases of affirmative action that ultimately were decided by the Supreme Court.
Cantor received her AB from Sarah Lawrence College and her PhD in psychology from Stanford University. Prior to becoming chancellor at SU she served as provost at the University of Michigan and chancellor at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
Department and Program Receptions
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Fine Arts, Humanities, Master of Arts in Leadership, Education & Health, Physical Education: & Exercise Science: Christensen Center, Coffee Shop
Nursing, Master of the Arts in Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Natural & Social Sciences:Christensen Center, Center Commons
Social Work/Master of Social Work: Christensen Center, East Commons
Business Administration/Master of Business Administration & Economics: Oren Gateway Center Lobby & Adeline Johnson Conference Room