Sunday, May 21 at 9 a.m.

The Luther College 2023 Commencement ceremony was held in Carlson Stadium at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 21.

The ceremony is a ticketed event. Each graduate is allowed up to seven tickets. On-campus graduates may pick up their tickets at the Grad Finale on March 8 and 9 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.

Commencement Details

Caps and gowns (as well as commencement 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 on May 21.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Regents Center. Call (563) 387-1731 after 6 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 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

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 19

7–9 a.m. Breakfast ($8.00)
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch ($11.00)
5–6:30 p.m. Dinner ($12.00)

Oneota Market
7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Nordic Brew
10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Saturday, May 20

7–9 a.m. Breakfast ($8.00)
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch ($11.00)
5–6:30 p.m. Dinner ($12.00)

Nordic Brew
7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 21

Cafeteria (No reservations required)
7–10 a.m. Continental Breakfast ($5.00)
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Commencement Family Brunch ($11.00)

Nordic Brew
7 a.m.–1 p.m.

The livestream of this year’s Commencement ceremony will be available on DVD for graduates, their families, and friends. The Luther Book Shop will have order forms on site during the spring semester, and DVDs can also be purchased online at The cost is $20.

Commencement Questions

(563) 387-1357

Campus Programming Office
(563) 387-1538