Commencement Exercises Will Take Place Outdoors

Gustavus Adolphus College will close its 157th academic year with the 2019 commencement exercises on Saturday, June 1.
Posted on June 1st, 2019 by

Photo by Nick Theisen ’13.

The Gustavus Adolphus College Class of 2019 commencement ceremony will be held outdoors on Hollingsworth Field, College officials announced this morning.

Gates will open at 12 p.m. A prelude concert featuring the Gustavus Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. James Patrick Miller will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the graduates will process into the stadium with the faculty at 1:45 p.m. For those who cannot attend, commencement will be streamed live online.

The Saint Peter area has been experiencing buggy conditions due to gnats, so attendees are encouraged to bring and wear bug spray, hats, and light, long-sleeved tops.

Following commencement, academic departments will host receptions on the Eckman Mall.

Throughout the day, graduates, families, and guests are encouraged to post on social media using #Gusties19 to share pictures and memories.

To learn more about the 2019 commencement exercises, including a full schedule, ceremony details, and more, visit the Gustavus commencement website.


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


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