•  Commencement Home

    Congratulations to Our Graduates

    Commencement marks the end of one phase of your learning and the beginning of a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. We hope your education at Hamline has given you a respect for learning; a commitment to your community; and the skills, values, and pioneering spirit to be a leader. You join many generations of Hamline graduates, who, for 164 years, have used their Hamline University education to make the world a better place.

    2018 Commencement

    Date/Time: Saturday, May 19, 2018
    Undergraduate ceremony – 11 a.m.
    Graduate ceremony – 3 p.m.
    *Reception for graduates and their families to be held in the Anderson Center following both ceremonies.

    Location: Old Main Mall
    Rainsite: Hutton Arena

    Note: Hewitt Avenue will be closed between Snelling Avenue and N. Pascal Street.

    Interstate closure: This weekend I-94 will be closed in both directions near downtown Minneapolis from I-35W to I-394. Please allow enough time to get to the ceremony. Detour information is available here.


    Tickets for the undergraduate ceremony are needed only if the ceremony is moved inside Hutton Arena. Each student is given three tickets. Tickets can be picked up at the Grad Fair on March 27 and 28.
    Tickets are not needed for the Graduate ceremony.