Commencement Day Schedule
There is a complimentary shuttle service before and after the cermony from various locations around campus to the stadium. Commencement Map
**The ceremony lasts approximately two hours**
Saturday, May 18, 2013
8:00am, Samuelson Chapel
Baccalaureate is a religious worship service for all graduates and their families. This worship celebrates a graduate’s degree completion and commends them to God’s blessing and keeping. This worship service includes the celebration of Holy Communion. Graduates wishing to process with fellow graduates line up at the Luther Statue in front of the library by 7:45 a.m. wearing their caps and gowns. Graduates who prefer not to process as well as all families and friends should go directly into Samuelson Chapel. Seating for family and guests is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
At the conclusion of Baccalaureate, attendees will be given tickets to the section of stadium seating reserved for Baccalaureate participants.
9:00am, Traditional Undergraduate & ADEP Candidates - lineup in Soiland Practice Gym
The procession begins promptly at 9:55 am. Marshals will assist with lineup and seating. Friends and family should go to the stadium entrance to be seated at this time.
8:30 am - Gates open
10:00 am - Commencement
William Rolland Stadium
Tickets are not required and seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Please notify Wendy Perkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 14 if you or a member of your family requires handicap seating.
Introduce your family and friends to your favorite faculty members. Faculty will be gathered by department.
Shoes and visible clothing should be dark in color to harmonize with the academic garb. All graduates are expected to remain seated until the entire ceremony has ended and recess with the faculty.