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Commencement Class of 2021

COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Updated Information (as of May 7):

Based on new guidance from Governor Walz, St. Olaf will welcome guests at the Class of 2021 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 29.

Per the Governor’s order, all graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings at the Commencement events, whether indoors or outdoors.

This is a great note to end the year on. We are looking forward to welcoming guests and celebrating the Class of 2021!

Signature events will be live-streamed and available to view from the safety of home on St. Olaf’s website. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

LAST LECTURE & PARTING WORDS
Boe Memorial Chapel
10 AM CT
This event is for graduates only due to space limitations.
Face coverings required
Live-Stream Available

Friday, May 28, 2021

ILLUMINATION CEREMONY
Campus Green/Mellby Lawn
9:15 PM CT
Guests welcome; No pre-registration or tickets required.
Face coverings required.
Live-Stream Available

Saturday, May 29, 2021

BACCALAUREATE
Skoglund Athletic Center
9:30 AM CT
Guests welcome; No pre-registration or tickets required.
Face coverings required.
Live-Stream Available

Saturday, May 29, 2021

SENIOR LINE UP
1:30 PM
Tostrud Fieldhouse
Graduates should arrive in cap and gown.
Face coverings required.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
3:00 PM CT
Campus Green/Mellby Lawn
Face coverings required.
Live-Stream Available

Commencement Ceremony Tickets

For the outdoor ceremony, there is no limit to the number of guests that can attend and no ticket or pre-registration will be required.

IMPORTANT

In case of severe weather, the ceremony will be inside Skoglund Athletic Center and each graduate will receive three tickets for their guests. These tickets will be distributed to graduates on Commencement Day only if the call is made to have the ceremony indoors. If that call is made, you will receive an email from this team with instructions on how to obtain your tickets.

The Commencement ceremony will be live-streamed in various indoor locations on campus for guests who prefer to view the ceremony with more distance and in a temperature-controlled environment.

Email Commencement@stolaf.edu with any questions.

For information on how the college is handling the coronavirus pandemic, please visit St. Olaf’s COVID-19 webpage.