Commencement Scheduled for May 27

Posted on May 16th, 2012 by

At 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, the class of 2012 will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field.

No ticket is required if the ceremony is held outdoors. If weather forces college officials to move the ceremony inside, each student will be given three tickets for family and friends to attend the ceremony inside Lund Center. An overflow area will be available for people to watch a telecast of the ceremony. For those unable to attend this year’s commencement, the ceremony will be webcast live at

Senior Chloe Radcliffe, who will be receiving her degree in mathematics, has been chosen to give this year’s commencement address. Diane Loomer, a 1962 alumna of the College, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree in honor of her outstanding career and contribution to choral music and the education of students over the course of several decades. The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to a faculty member by the 2011 winner of the award, Associate Professor of Nursing Barbara Zust.

Graduates will receive their diplomas from the faculty chair in their respective majors, a tradition that began in 1973. For more information about commencement, including a list of answers to frequently asked questions, go online to Questions can also be directed to the Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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