CommencementClass of 2024

The Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony is Saturday, May 25.

The ceremony will be held outside on Hollingsworth Field (Football Stadium).

The processional starts at 1:45 p.m. and the ceremony begin at 2 p.m. Commencement

2024 Commencement Program

Commencement Schedule

View the complete schedule for Commencement weekend.

Commencement Tickets

Order tickets for Baccalaureate and the Commencement Buffet. Buffet tickets are $19 each for adults ages 13 and older and $8 for children ages 4 to 12. Graduates need a ticket. Buffet served 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Evelyn Young Dining Room in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center.

A summary of the most important commencement day information can be found on this Ticket Guide

Commencement Day Details

  • Links to live video and commencement program will be posted closer to event date.
  • The ceremony is planned for outside. A decision will be made by 9 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.
  • If the location moves to inside, that information will be posted on this website.

Learn more about the Baccalaureate Service happening in the morning before the Commencement ceremony and order free tickets.

Commencement Ceremony
Learn more about the details of the Commencement ceremony such as the location, ceremony length and parking.

Video and Photos
Learn more about photography and video during the Commencement ceremony.

Information for Graduating Seniors

Information For Graduating Seniors
Find out more about graduation cords and caps and gowns.

"Say It Right" Name Pronunciation Form
 The Provost and Dean of Students share the responsibility of reading the names of the graduates at Commencement. They practice and practice and do their best to say each name correct. PLEASE help them by completing this form before May 10 and provide pronunciation guidelines.

Grad Finale - Caps & Gowns
Learn more about picking up your cap and gown and other graduation items available in the Book Mark.

Senior Week
Learn more about the fun activities for seniors to do in the day after finals and before Commencement.

Gifts and Graduation Essentials

Gifts and Graduation Essentials are available for purchase through the Book Mark, the college bookstore.

Lodging and Dining Options

Learn more about campus and area lodging and dining options. Including how to order tickets for the campus Commencement Buffet and how family can stay on campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ page covers many of the common questions about Commencement weekend.

Contact Us

Contact the Office of Marketing and Communication with any questions.
Email at
Phone at 507-933-7520

Future Commencement Dates

  • Class of 2024 - Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Class of 2025 - Sunday, May 4, 2025
  • Class of 2026 - Early May

Accessibility Requests

Learn more about accessibility resources at Gustavus. For a specific accessibility request for an event, please complete this form or to reserve handicap seating for Commencement, you may contact the Office of Marketing and Communication via email or phone in advance.