The ceremony is a ticketed event. Each graduate is allowed up to six tickets. On-campus graduates may pick up their tickets at the Grad Finale, March 13 and 14 in the Dahl Centennial Union lobby. Mid-semester graduates, student teachers, and Rochester nursing students will receive their tickets in the mail. Tickets for students studying abroad will be sent to their parents.
Caps and gowns, compliments of the Luther Book Shop, will be available at the Grad Finale. Graduates unable to attend may have a friend pick up their cap, gown, and tickets. After the Grad Finale, caps and gowns may be picked up at the Luther College Book Shop.
At the Commencement ceremony, physically challenged guests and their families may use their tickets to sit on the Carlson Stadium track. There will also be a limited amount of alternative seating for physically challenged guests and their families on the Dahl Centennial Union Terrace. Contact the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 for more information. Those with a hearing impairment should contact the Campus Programming Office in advance to request the services of a certified signer and to secure special seating.
Guests without tickets will be able to view a live stream of the ceremony in the Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall and in Marty's, in the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union. This live stream is also accessible for remote viewing via stream.luther.edu.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Regents Center. Call (563) 387-1732 after 7:00 a.m. Sunday, May 27, for weather-related announcements. Should the ceremony be moved to the Regents Center, four tickets will be valid per graduate; other attendees are invited to view the ceremony on a large screen in the Center for Faith and Life.