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Information for Graduates

Schedule of Events


Commencement announcements inform relatives and friends of your graduation. Each graduate will receive five announcements free from the bookstore. Additional announcements can be purchased from the bookstore, during regular bookstore hours or at the Grad Fair. Personalized announcements require a three-week order time.

The announcements received from the bookstore are NOT tickets to the ceremony. Tickets must be requested using the Commencement Participation & Ticket Request Form and will be mailed to you.

Tickets for Commencement

Because of limited seating, each candidate is allocated up to four guest tickets. Please thoroughly read the information on the ticket information page and then indicate the number of tickets needed on the Commencement Participation and Ticket Request Form.All guests including infants and children need a ticket.  Please see the Tickets section for more complete information.

Extra Tickets

Students may have the opportunity to request extra tickets on a first come, first serve basis if they become available. These tickets are NOT guaranteed and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis as tickets are available.  Announcements about extra ticket availability will be made in mid March via email and campus digital screens. Please see the Tickets section for more complete information.

Livestream of Ceremony

If you have additional friends and family that would like to be able to see you participate in Commencement, each ceremony will be streamed online.  To view your ceremony, guests can visit and there will be a streaming window on the main page on the day of the event.

Unticketed Overflow–Sateren Auditorium

If you have members of your family or friends who will be present during the weekend, but were unable to get tickets to the ceremony, you may invite them to watch the livestream of the ceremony in our unticketed overflow in Sateren Auditorium.  Unticketed guests are welcome to attend your post-ceremony departmental receptions.

Seating for Disabled and/or Elderly Guests

The majority of available general admission seating is on bleachers. However, reserved seating for the disabled and elderly is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the main floor. One family member may sit with the disabled or elderly guest(s).  Please see the Tickets section for more complete information.

Signing for Hearing Impaired

Sign interpretation for graduates or guests with hearing impairments will be provided for both commencement ceremonies. Please contact the University Events office at 612-330-1104 if you will require access to this service.

Seating for Graduates with Special Needs

If you or any of your guests will require special accommodations for seating during your graduation ceremony, please contact the University Events office at 612-330-1104 and they will work with you to ensure that you are accommodated.  We encourage all students requiring special seating to attend their respective rehearsal so that seating can be pre-arranged and set up for you and anyone that will need to be seated with you during the ceremony.

Ceremony Schedule

Please see the Event Details page for a complete schedule of events for your ceremony.

Professional Photography

Arrangements have been made for GradImages, a professional photography service, to take your photo as you receive your degree. Free proofs will be mailed to your permanent home address after Commencement. You may then choose to purchase prints directly from the photography service. Please note that you are under no obligation to order.

Visit the Grad Images Augsburg University page to pre-register for photography at each ceremony. You can also visit this site after the ceremony to easily find the digital proofs of your photos. The only pieces of information needed are your last name and graduation year!

Getting Your Images:

Your photos will be available to view and order by visiting the Grad Images website at

 Simply enter your Last Name, your School Name: School and select the appropriate graduation year from the dropdown menu.

Once you see your name, click on the link to view your photos.

If you need additional help to locate your photos, call the Grad Images customer service department at 800-261-2576 or email

Parking Instructions

Augsburg University parking lots are available free of charge (on a first-come, first-served basis) for Commencement events. On-street parking is monitored by the city of Minneapolis and has two- and four-hour limits and availability is limited. The University of Minnesota also has parking ramps on 21st Avenue and on 19th Avenue. Please allow extra time for parking when arriving for events.

Cap & Gown Information

You may purchase your cap and gown online or by visiting the Augsburg University Bookstore during regular business hours.   Please visit the Cap & Gown page for complete information.