Commencement Weekend

The Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors on the Campus Green on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Join us on the Hill for a wide variety of events — including a concert, ceremonies, meals, and other gatherings — that will be held in conjunction with graduation. Many events are free and open to the public.  A full list of Commencement Weekend events will be mailed to parents of graduates in early 2020, and 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 Commencement Weekend.

Online Commencement Weekend Registration opens in March, 2020.

Please register your party together if possible, and be sure to include your graduating senior.  We offer on-site registration in Buntrock Commons on Saturday and Sunday of Commencement Weekend, but we do recommend you register online by May 15, 2020 to ensure ticket and housing availability.  Click here for detailed registration information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact the Events Management Office with with any questions or concerns by calling 507-786-3811 or by emailing

Register in March, 2020

Indoor Commencement Ticketing

Commencement Ceremony online ticket selection will open in March, 2020 for guaranteed limited seating (3 seats per participating graduate) if the ceremony is held indoors due to inclement weather.  No tickets are required for general seating if Commencement is held outdoors.  Please direct any indoor ticketing questions to the Events Management Office by emailing or calling (507) 786-3811.

2019 Commencement Sneak Peek

The Sneak Peek information will be updated in early 2020.