Commencement

Commencement group shot

Congratulations, Class of 2024–you did it!

Commencement ceremonies were held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, where we celebrated graduates of the following terms: 

  • December 2023
  • May 2024
  • Summer 2024

Graduates, we wish you all great success as you start your next chapter!

Note: Photos and videos of the 2024 ceremonies coming soon.

Multifaith Baccalaureate Ceremony

One of the joys of Commencement is the Hamline Multifaith Baccalaureate service, which expresses gratitude and blessing for the graduating seniors, their families and friends, and Hamline faculty and staff. Graduating seniors from diverse religious and spiritual identities participate as readers and speakers, along with President Murray, the Board of Trustees, Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church representatives, and a special speaker from Hamline staff or faculty.

This year, the service was held in the Anderson Center Forum on Friday, May 10, at 4 p.m., with a post-service reception of appetizers and refreshments. This was a great opportunity for graduates to take photos in their caps and gowns with family and friends.

Note: Photos of the 2024 service and reception are coming soon.

Commencement FAQs

  • When will I receive my diploma?

    Diplomas take approximately four to eight weeks to arrive. Please email registrar@hamline.edu with any questions.

  • If I graduate in December, how will I learn details about Commencement?

    Continue to check your Hamline email after you graduate, as that is the official way the university communicates with you about event details. Emails will come from commencement@hamline.edu.

Contact information