Commencement Scheduled for May 31

Posted on May 19th, 2015 by

Gustavus Adolphus 2010 CommencementAt 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, members of the class of 2015 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 live streamed at

Senior Rosalie Repke of Orono, Minnesota, will deliver this year’s commencement address. The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to a faculty member by the 2014 winner of the award, Associate Professor of Classics Matt Panciera.

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.

Earlier in the morning, the College will host a pair of baccalaureate services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel. Complimentary tickets for the baccalaureate services can be reserved online at A Commencement Buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room in the Jackson Campus Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $16 each and $7 for children under 6 years of age. Buffet tickets can also be purchased online at

Social Media Tip: Use the hashtag #gusties15 when tweeting pictures or thoughts on commencement day.


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



  1. kathi tunheim says:

    Good luck, Rosalie!

  2. Mark Zorrilla Sr says: