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
Dr. Daniel Black, Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry & Engineering Science chair, will give the message, and Paris White ’15 will give the testimony. Hope Overflow and Dr. Karen Black will provide music.
(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