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University Commencement Ceremony Schedule of Events

Pre-Commencement Events

Interfaith Community Sending-Thursday, April 25

5:15 – 6:15 pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Miles Lobeck Center

Graduating students of all religious and non-religious identities are invited to an interfaith service celebrating your religious journey. This service will be a special time of reflection and blessing.

Honors Convocation-Friday, April 26

4:00pm-6:00pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Miles Lobeck Center

Baccalaureate Service – Sunday, April 28

3:00pm-4:00pm.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Miles Lobeck Center

Baccalaureate is a celebration and sending service of music and word held for the graduating class. Graduating students will receive a blessing blanket at the service. They 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 Information Session & Rehearsal – Thursday, May 2

5:30pm-6:30pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Miles Lobeck Center

We encourage all participating graduates to attend the Commencement information session and rehearsal.  Members of the Commencement leadership team will provide detailed information about the day’s schedule of events, important reminders for you and your family to keep in mind when traveling to U.S. Bank Stadium and answer any remaining questions that may exist.  If you find that your name is often mispronounced, you will also have the opportunity to discuss the proper pronunciation of your name with the Commencement readers and/or make changes to your name cards.

Augsburg University Commencement – Friday, May 10

Step Up Program Graduation

1pm-2:30pm, Reception to follow
Augsburg University, Sateren Auditorium, Charles Anderson Music Hall

Graduate Check-In:

4:00pm-5:30pm
U.S. Bank Stadium–Students must enter through southwest Legacy Gates

All graduating students will need to go through security and enter the stadium at the southwest Legacy Gates on the west side of the stadium.  There will be no admission at other gates. Once inside, students will check in on the concourse level, receive their namecard and be escorted to field level for line-up.  

All participating graduates need to be checked in and ready to process by no later than 5:30 p.m.  

Please be sure to allow adequate time for parking and to get through security when planning your arrival to the stadium.  We recommend that you look carefully at the stadium’s security policies, bag size limits and list of prohibited items to ensure your ability to quickly enter the building.  

Faculty Check-In

4:00pm-5:30pm
U.S. Bank Stadium–Faculty must enter through southwest Legacy Gates

All participating faculty will need to go through security and enter the stadium at the southwest Legacy Gates on the west side of the stadium.  There will be no admission at other gates. Once inside, faculty will check in on the concourse level and be escorted to field level for line-up.  

All participating faculty need to be checked in and ready to process by no later than 5:30 p.m.  

Please be sure to allow adequate time for parking and to get through security when planning your arrival to the stadium.  We recommend that you look carefully at the stadium’s security policies, bag size limits and list of prohibited items to ensure your ability to quickly enter the building.  

Ceremony

6:00pm. (seating begins at 4:30pm)
U.S. Bank Stadium

Live Webcast of Ceremony

If you have friends and family that would like to be able to see you participate in Commencement but are unable to be present at the stadium, the ceremony will be streamed online.  To view your ceremony, guests can visit www.augsburg.edu/commencement.