Commencement 2024

Luther College 2024 Commencement | Sunday, May 19 at 9 a.m.

Commencement Speaker Christine Cruzvergara

Christine Cruzvergara, chief education officer at Handshake, will give the commencement address. β€œShe is an engaging speaker who shows how career aspirations start with self-knowledge, sense of purpose, laying groundwork, and the creative use of networks, from family to friends to more traditional influencers,” said President Ward.Β 

Head shot of Christine Cruzvergara wearing a magenta shirt

Commencement Details

Graduates should plan to attend the Grad Finale on April 17 or 18 in the Dahl Centennial Union lobby to confirm their program names, pick up tickets, caps and gowns, and more.

Caps and gowns (as well as inclement weather tickets) 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.

Guests without tickets will be able to view the livestream of the ceremony in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall and in Marty’s, on the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union. The livestream will also be accessible for remote viewing online on this web page.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Regents Center. Call (563) 387-1731 for weather-related announcements. Should the ceremony be moved to the Regents Center, five 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.

At the Commencement ceremony, guests with mobility challenges and their families may use their tickets to sit on the Carlson Stadium track. There will also be a limited number of alternative seats for persons with mobility challenges and their families on the Dahl Centennial Union terrace. Contact the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 for more information.

If a guest is in need of sign language services, contact the Campus Programming Office at (563) 387-1538 in advance.

Commencement Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. Please check back soon!

Art Exhibits

Art Majors Senior Group Show: an exhibition featuring selections from studio projects by graduating seniors will be on display at the Center for the Arts, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery, open on Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. (Closed on Sunday.)

Additional Information

Luther College has partnered with Empire Photography for the 2024 Commencement ceremony. Through Empire Photography, you can order beautiful photographs that let you relive the experience and tell the story of your achievement. Proofs will be live by May 22. Send questions to

Order Commencement Photos

Decorah hotels fill early for Commencement weekend. A list of options is available at On-campus housing is not available.

Guests are asked to park in the Preus Library, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Regents Center, and Farwell Hall parking lots. Please avoid parking on streets and in faculty/staff parking lots.

Download the parking map [PDF]

Book Shop, Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Center for Faith and Life
Friday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 6 a.m.–8 p.m.

Oneota Market, Nordic Brew, and the Dining Hall are in Dahl Centennial Union. No reservations are required.

Friday, May 17


7–9 a.m. Breakfast ($9.00)

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch ($12.00)

5–6:30 p.m. Dinner ($13.00)

Oneota Market

7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Nordic Brew

10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday, May 18


7–9 a.m. Breakfast ($9.00)

11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch ($12.00)

5–6:30 p.m. Dinner ($13.00)

Nordic Brew

7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 19


7–10:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast ($9.00)

10:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Commencement Family Brunch ($12.00)Β Β No reservations required

Nordic Brew

7:00 a.m.–1 p.m.

Commencement Questions

(563) 387-1357

Campus Programming Office
(563) 387-1538