Commencement Weekend

May 27–29, 2016

Join us on the Hill for a wide variety of events — including a concert, speakers, meals, and other gatherings — that will be held in conjunction with graduation. Many events are free and open to the public, including:

  • Baccalaureate Service in Skoglund Center Auditorium: Sunday, 9 a.m.
  • Commencement at Manitou Field: Sunday, 2 p.m. (Rain location will be Skoglund Center Auditorium)

In addition to the information on this site, a printed schedule will be available upon check-in. Event tickets, name tags, and housing assignments will be available at registration in Buntrock Commons throughout the weekend.

Registration and indoor Commencement ceremony ticket selection will open Monday, March 14, 2016.

Contact the Office of College Events with with any questions or concerns by calling 507-786-3811 or by sending an email to

Many events are free and open to the public and we will offer on-site registration in the Crossroads of Buntrock Commons during the weekend.

We look forward to celebrating the St. Olaf Class of 2016 with you!