Commencement and Live Webstream

Event Details


Date: May 22 - May 23, 2020

Commencement events celebrating the Augustana University Class of 2020 will be held May 22-23.


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!


Commencement Events for Graduating Seniors


Friday, May 22


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
3 p.m.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St. (just across the street from the south side of campus)

Hear reflections from 2020 nursing graduates and see members of the class receive their nurse pins, presented by nursing department faculty members.


President's Reception for the Class of 2020 and Families
5-6:30 p.m.
Morrison Commons

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will host this special reception for the Class of 2020 and their families. Faculty and staff are welcome to join in as the Augustana community celebrates the Class of 2020. Refreshments will be served and this event is free.


Saturday, May 23


Baccalaureate, a festive worship service ahead of CommencementBaccalaureate
10 a.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 N. West Ave.

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.


Lunch break
11 a.m.
Dining options in the area.


commencement at AugustanaUndergraduate Commencement
1 p.m.
Sioux Falls Arena, 1201 N. West Ave.

Congratulations Class of 2020! We're looking forward to celebrating you!

Tickets are not required. Doors open for seating at 12 p.m. Seating is general admission.

Graduates should arrive by 12:15 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 (link is coming) beginning at 1 p.m.


Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844
Email: commencement@augie.edu


Commencement Events for Master's Degree Candidates

Friday, May 22


President's Reception for the Class of 2020 and Families
5-6:30 p.m.
Morrison Commons

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will host this special reception for the Class of 2020 and their families. Faculty and staff are welcome to join in as the Augustana community celebrates the Class of 2020. Refreshments will be served and this event is free.


Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony
7 p.m.
Elmen Center, 2505 S. Grange Ave.

Congratulations to our master's degree students! We are excited to celebrate your accomplishments!

Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m. Seating is general admission. Tickets are not required.

Graduates should arrive in the Elmen Center by 6:30 p.m. to robe and line up. Graduates: Wear caps and gowns; please carry your hoods.


Contact Information:

Phone: 605.274.5417 or 800.727.2844
Email: commencement@augie.edu