2016 Commencement Set for Sunday, May 29

Posted on May 26th, 2016 by

commencement2015(2)Gustavus Adolphus College will conclude its 154th academic year with the 2016 commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at Hollingsworth Field.

Tickets are not required for guests if the ceremony is held outdoors. If the weather forces commencement to be moved indoors to the Lund Center Arena, each student will receive three tickets for family and friends to sit in the indoor ceremony area. An overflow area will be available in the Lund Center Forum for attendees to watch a live telecast of the ceremony. For those who cannot attend this year’s commencement in person, the event will be streamed live online at gustavus.edu/commencement.

During the ceremony, senior Delaney Sweet of Omaha, Neb., will deliver remarks on behalf of the class of 2016. The Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching will be presented to a member of the faculty by last year’s winner, Associate Professor of History, Environmental Studies, and Japanese Studies David Obermiller. After crossing the stage, graduates will receive their diplomas from faculty members in their respective majors, continuing a Gustavus tradition that began in 1973.

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 gustavustickets.com. A commencement buffet will be held in the Evelyn Young Dining Room of the Jackson Campus Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets for the buffet are $16 each and $7 for children under the age of six. Buffet tickets are available at gustavustickets.com.

For more information about commencement, including a list of answers to frequently asked questions, please visit gustavus.edu/commencement. Questions can be directed to the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520.

Social Media: Use #Gusties16 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to share pictures and thoughts from commencement. Follow the conversation online at the College’s #Gusties16 social stream.


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


One Comment

  1. Barb Castlrberry says:

    Congrats to all the seniors today. May your future be everything you hoped for. God bless each and every one of you. Gma Castlenerry