Schedule of Events

Commencement at Augustana University

Thursday, May 17

"A Suite Farewell" — President Herseth Sandlin's Party for the Senior Class
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Kirkeby-Over Stadium

Seniors: more details about this event will be coming soon! See photos from the 2017 Suite Farewell, when members of the Class of 2017 joined President Rob and Angie Oliver at Kirkeby-Over Stadium for "a suite farewell" as a celebration of their Augustana experience. The evening included games and a class photo on the field, followed by food and fun in the President's Suite.

Friday, May 18

Commencement Rehearsal
10 a.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.

Rehearsal attendance is required. All undergraduate candidates for graduation must either be present or have a stand-in for rehearsal. Caps and gowns will be distributed at rehearsal.

Reception for Civitas GraduateReception for Civitass
1 p.m.
Center for Western Studies, 2121 S. Summit Ave.

Graduates who participated in the Civitas Honors Program will be recognized and receive their honorary gold stoles. Join us at the Center for Western Studies to celebrate with graduates, their families and friends. 

Refreshments will be served.

Nurse Pinning CeremonyNurse pinning ceremony
4 p.m.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St. (just across the street from the south side of campus)

Hear reflections from 2018 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.

Reception to follow in the Gathering Space at Our Savior's.

Senior/Parent Celebration
senior celebration

Seniors and families of graduating seniors: more details about this event will be coming soon!


Saturday, May 19

Baccalaureate, a festive worship service ahead of CommencementBaccalaureate
10 a.m.

Seniors, family members and faculty/staff are invited to join us for Baccalaureate, a festive worship service accompanied by the Augustana Orchestra and The Augustana Choir. Graduates should arrive by 9:30 a.m. to robe and line up. Caps and gowns should be worn. No tickets required.

11 a.m.
Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons

Tickets will be sold at the door.
NOTE: This meal is included for Augustana students participating in the 2017-18 meal plan; tickets for these students are not required.

commencement at AugustanaCommencement
2 p.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 N. West Ave.

Congratulations Class of 2018! We're looking forward to celebrating you!

Tickets are not required. Doors open for seating at 1 p.m. Seating is general admission.

Graduates should arrive by 1:15 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns.

Can't make it to campus for the ceremony? Watch it live online beginning at 2 p.m.

Official Hashtag for Commencement: #AugieGrad

Connect with other families, alumni and students during graduation via social media by using the #AugieGrad hashtag. Post about your travels to campus, the speaker, the joys of seeing your son/daughter/brother/sister/friend graduate from Augustana!

Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844