Commencement Schedule


Click to view the 2014 ceremony video.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

6 p.m.
Senior Pig Roast (seniors only)—Walston-Hoover Stadium
Rain site: The Centre, 1211 4th St. SW (South of Miller True Value Hardware)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Wartburg Store open—Saemann Student Center
2 p.m.
Senior Recital, featuring members of the Class of 2015—Wartburg Chapel
5 p.m.

Service of Thanksgiving and Blessing—Wartburg Chapel
The Rev. Brian Beckstrom, campus pastor, will preach.
(A communion service for the Class of 2015, family members, alumni, and friends)

6:30 p.m.
May Term Band Concert—South Campus Mall (Rain site—McCaskey Lyceum)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

7:30 a.m.
Commencement Rehearsal—Levick Arena, The W
8:30 a.m.
Senior Breakfast—Mensa, Saemann Student Center
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Wartburg Store open—Saemann Student Center
10 a.m.
Baccalaureate—Hoover Field House and Track, Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center (The W)
Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for seating.

The Rev. Ramona Bouzard, dean of the chapel, will preach.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday Brunch available—Mensa, Saemann Student Center
(Adult-$10; Child 5-12-$5; under 5-Free; Graduates eat free with their paying parents. Reservations are not required.)
Menu – pancakes, sausage patties, egg bacon cheese casserole, carved roast beef, boiled potatoes with beef gravy, breakfast dessert pizza, whole green beans/baby carrots, vegetarian Mexican bake, salad bar, deli, pasta court / sweet potato / brown rice, wheat and white dinner rolls, and cream-filled chocolate cake

1 p.m.

Pre-Commencement Concert by Wartburg Bands—Hoover Field House and Track, The W

1:30 p.m.
Commencement—Hoover Field House and Track, The W
  • No spike-heeled shoes are allowed in the Hoover Field House and Track.
  • Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for seating.
  • Seating (in chairs) is available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit to the number of family members who may attend. No tickets will be issued.
  • Reception following—Campus Mall (Rain site-Hall of Champions, The W)

Senior Art Exhibit open all weekend 9 a.m.–5 p.m.—Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery,
Bachman Fine Arts Center