Commencement Weekend Begins with 'Suite' Farewell

Nearly 200 members of the Class of 2014 joined President Rob and Angie Oliver at Kirkeby-Over Stadium Thursday night for a "suite" farewell ahead of Commencement on Saturday.

The graduating seniors played lawn games, took a group photo at the 50-yard-line, and joined the Olivers for food and conversation.

Commencement celebrations continue on Friday, May 23:

  • Civitas reception: 1 p.m., Center for Western Studies
  • Nurse pinning reception: 4 p.m., Our Savior's Lutheran Church
  • Senior Celebration: 6:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn Downtown (this event is sold out)

Commencement events on Saturday, May 24, include:

  • Baccalaureate, a festive worship service: 10 a.m., Elmen Center
  • Brunch: 11 a.m., Ordal Dining Room
  • Commencement: 2 p.m. (doors open for seating at 1 p.m.), Elmen Center
    • Commencement speaker: Dr. Gene Hoyme '72 of Sanford Health
    • Senior speaker: Julia Blue

See photos from the "Suite" Farewell.

View the full schedule of Commencement events and watch the live web stream broadcast of the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Members of the Class of 2014  at the Suite Farewell

Members of the Class of 2014 took a group photo at the 50-yard-line inside Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Photo by TJ Nelson '05.