• 2015 Commencement Weekend

  • Alternate Ceremony Site

    Information for ALL Students:

    In the event of severe weather or major safety hazards, the alternate ceremony site is Hutton Arena. This is located at:

    1569 Hewitt Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN, 55104
    (View a Google Map) 

    For updated information regarding ceremony location, continue to check this website or call 651-523-5555.

    Information for Bachelor's (Undergraduate) Students:

    Tickets are required only for the alternate Undergraduate ceremony site in Hutton Arena. Undergraduate students can pickup their two required tickets at the following events in the Anderson Center:

    • February 19: 100 Days to Graduation, 5-7pm
    • April 16: Grad Fair, 10am-6pm
    • April 17: Grad Fair, noon-4pm
    • May 14: Senior Picnic, 11am-1pm

    If more than two tickets are desired, students who have completed all graduation requirements by February 17 have the opportunity to have their name automatically entered into a ticket lottery. The lottery drawing will be completed the week of March 17. Lottery winners will be notified via email for pick up at the Grad Fair on April 16 and 17. No more than two additional tickets will be permitted via the ticket lottery process.

    Information for Master's and Doctorate (Graduate) Students:

    No tickets are required for the alternate Graduate ceremony site in Hutton Arena.


    If family members or guests do not have tickets for the alternate ceremony site or do not wish to sit in the area, the ceremonies can be viewed in the following simulcast locations.

    • Giddens Alumni Learning Center, Room 100E
    • Anderson Center