ScheduleCommencement 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

10 a.m. Graduation Rehearsal
Lund Arena
Indoor Ticket Distribution starting here at 9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Information Desk Open for Indoor Ticket Distribution
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

7:30 p.m.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Concert
Christ Chapel

Saturday, May 25, 2024

7 - 9 a.m.

Breakfast a la carte
Market Place, C. Charles Jackson Campus Center

8:30 a.m.

Commencement location announced on the Commencement website. 
Location is planned for outside, unless announced otherwise.

9 a.m. - Noon

Information Desk Open for Indoor Ticket Distribution
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

9 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service
Christ Chapel

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Book Mark Open
C. Charles Jackson Campus Center, Lower Level

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Geology Museum Open
Nobel Hall of Science

10:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service
Christ Chapel

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 Commencement Buffet
Evelyn Young Dining Room*
(*Advance ticket purchase required at Limited tickets are available at the door.)

12 p.m. Gates open for seating in stadium or Lund Arena (if indoors)
12:45 p.m. Graduates Line Up at Christ Chapel (in case of inclement weather line up in Lund Center)
1:10 – 1:45 p.m. Music Prelude
Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Dr. James Patrick Miller, conductor
Hollingsworth Field
1:45 p.m.

Commencement Procession
Hollingsworth Field

2 p.m.

Commencement Exercises
Hollingsworth Field
In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in Lund Center Arena (ticket required for your three guests). Overflow seating in Lund Forum will air the broadcast on large screen. No ticket required for your additional guests.

4 p.m. 

Formal Department Receptions 
Eckman Mall (Lund Forum if inclement weather) 
Free, no ticket or RSVP required

6 p.m.

Residence Halls Close
Students must be moved out


Post-Commencement Reception

Following Commencement exercises, all in attendance are invited to a complimentary reception on Eckman Mall, weather permitting. Look for signs with directions to the appropriate divisional areas on the mall. No reservations are necessary and there is no cost to attend.

If weather conditions preclude an outdoor reception, divisional gatherings will be held in the Lund Center Forum (basketball court)

  • Education
    Departments of Education; Nursing; and Health and Exercise Science; and the Library.
  • Fine Arts
    Departments of Art and Art History; Communication Studies; Music; and Theatre and Dance
  • Humanities
    Departments of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies; English; History; Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; Religion; and Scandinavian Studies; and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    Departments of Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science, Geography, Environtmental Studies; Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics; Physics
  • Social Sciences
    Departments of Business and Economics; Political Science; Psychological Science; and Sociology and Anthropology; and Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

6 p.m. - Residence Halls Close

All students are required to be moved out of their campus residence hall room by 6 p.m. This includes signing up for a time to formally check out with a Collegiate Fellow.