The location of commencement is announced at Baccalaureate (9 a.m.), posted on the college’s home page, posted in Buntrock Commons, and available through the switchboard at (507) 786-2222.
Outdoor commencement ceremonies are held on Manitou Field. No tickets are needed for general seating. Seating opens at 1:00 p.m.
If the weather is inclement or field conditions do not permit an outdoor ceremony, commencement will be held in Skoglund Auditorium. Seating opens at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are needed for entrance; ticketed seating is held until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available for pick up by graduates the week prior to commencement.
Alternate viewing areas that do not require tickets: Viking Theater, The Pause (both in Buntrock Commons), Kelsey Theater, Tomson 280, and the Undercroft of Boe Memorial Chapel.
We strive to hold commencement outdoors if at all possible. Please check the local weather forecasts and dress for the weather (i.e. rain gear, hats, umbrellas, water bottles, etc.). There is very little shade near the field.