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Advisory: Private College Commencement Season Kicks Off May 2-3 at Augsburg

The first commencement celebrations of Minnesota’s private colleges takes place the weekend of May 2-3 at Augsburg College. Ceremonies for traditional day undergraduates are May 2 and for students of the adult undergraduate, Rochester, and nursing programs and students from eight graduate programs, on May 3. The schedules and details about media photo opportunities are below.

May 2: Traditional Day Undergraduate Program

11:15 a.m. Student Line Up

Students of the traditional day undergraduate program line up outside Christensen Center (425 students). Nearly 30 percent of students eligible to graduate in the Class of 2015 are persons of color.

12:30 p.m. – Student Processional to Si Melby

Group proceeds, led by drummer, from Christensen Center down South 7-1/2 Street to Si Melby Hall. Faculty, in academic dress, line the streets and clap as students pass. (Photo Opp)

1 p.m. – Invocation

Welcome

Commencement Address and Honorary Degree Recipient: Winona LaDuke, founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project

Student Speaker: Kristina Monje ’15, majoring in English with a minor in sociology

Conferring of Degrees

American Indian Honoring Song: RedBone drum group will sing an American Indian honoring song for all students. (Photo Opp)

2:30 p.m. – Recessional: Students exit Si Melby. Students, families gather in Murphy Square, the oldest public park in Minneapolis. (Photo Opp)

May 3: Adult Undergraduate, Rochester, and Nursing Programs, and Eight Graduate Programs

11:15 a.m. Student Line Up

Students of the adult undergraduate, Rochester and nursing programs, and students from eight graduate programs (443 students) line up outside Christensen Center.

12:30 p.m. – Student Processional to Si Melby

Group proceeds, led by drummer, from Christensen Center down South 7-1/2 Street to Si Melby Hall. Faculty, in academic dress, line the streets and clap as students pass. (Photo Opp)

1 p.m. – Invocation

Welcome

Commencement Address: Winona LaDuke, founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project

Honorary Degree Recipient: Peter Bell, former chair of the Metropolitan Council

Conferring of Degrees

American Indian Honoring Song: RedBone drum group will sing an American Indian honoring song for all students. (Photo Opp)

2:30 p.m. – Recessional

Students exit Si Melby. Students, families gather in Murphy Square, city’s oldest public park. (Photo Opp)

Augsburg College is set in a vibrant neighborhood at the heart of the Twin Cities, and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to nearly 3,600students of diverse backgrounds. Augsburg College educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. Web: augsburg.edu.

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