Commencement 2021


Follow along with the Commencement 2021 program.

Before they joined the ranks of the 35,000 alumni living around the world, the Luther College Class of 2021 gathered for one last moment together in Luther’s Center for Faith and Life. Friends, family, and alumni near and far joined the Commencement 2021 celebration by watching the livestream and posting photos and comments to share the Luther love. #LutherCollege #Luther2021. The COVID-19 pandemic limited visitors to campus, but it didn’t stop this community from coming together to support and celebrate Luther’s Class of 2021!


Chris Norton ’15 is the commencement speaker. Chris Norton is a motivational speaker and the founder and manager of the SCI CAN Foundation, a non-profit organization focused upon prolonging the health and recovery of SCI (spinal cord injury) individuals by creating more and better therapy opportunities. In 2010, Chris suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury while playing in a football game at Luther. A feature-length documentary, 7 Yards, was recently released that explores his resilience and perspectives.