Class of 2020 Ceremony - Date To Be Determined

Commencement 2020 was scheduled May 30. The ceremony will not happen on this day due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The College is committed to providing an in-person ceremony when it is safe to gather again in large groups. The date for the 2020 ceremony has not been scheduled.

The details and schedule for the day will be finalized after the date is set. The College will make efforts to keep the schedule and details as similar to the information listed here, but the specifics can not be determined at this time.

Gustavus remains committed to holding an in-person Commencement ceremony when circumstances allow. We continue to work with the Minnesota Department of Health to gather the most up-to-date information on when a large gathering of this nature will be safe. As you know, there is much uncertainty as to what the summer and even fall may look like related to the COVID-19 outbreak. While we look forward to gathering in person, we know that May 30 has been marked on your calendar as a day of celebration.

Celebrating the Class of 2020 on May 30
On Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m., you are invited to watch a short program to recognize and celebrate Class of 2020. Then from 2:30-5:30 p.m., different departments and organizations will be hosting virtual receptions. The video and links will be posted on the Commencement website.

Gifts, Party Supplies, Yard Signs
We invite you to find graduation announcements, gift ideas, and party supplies online from the College bookstore. 25% off clothing and $5 shipping through the end of May. 
Yard sign you can order in honor of the Class of 2020.

Posting on Social Media
Celebrate on social media with Facebook photo! Frames for your profile photos for Gustavus graduates and families can be found on Facebook by searching #Gusties20. Stickers on Instagram can be found by searching #Gusties20. Tag #Gusties20 when you post any photos celebrating graduation. 

Caps and Gowns
Caps and Gowns have either been left in the students campus residence hall room or are in process of being mailed to the students home address. In most cases, honor cords will be mailed with the cap and gown. Questions may directed to the Marketing Office at 507-933-7520 or

Information for the Commencement Ceremony
The Class of 2020 Commencement will be a very special time for your family. It marks the beginning of a new and exciting stage in the lives of our 2020 graduates. We hope this site will be your Commencement resource and that the entire weekend will be a memorable one for you, your family members, and friends. The location of the ceremony will be on Hollingsworth Field or if inclement weather it will be moved to Lund Arena.

If you are planning ahead, future Commencements will take place:

  • Class of 2020 - date to be determined
  • May 22, 2021
  • May 21, 2022
  • May 27, 2023
  • May 25, 2024