Commencement is the pinnacle of our students’ academic careers. Of course, none of our graduates achieve their college goals alone. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of family members and friends to campus each year to join in the celebration of our graduates’ achievements.

Schedule of Events

Commencement 2014 will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The schedule of events is as follows:

Sunday, May 18, 2014
9:15 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
A festive celebration of music, word and sacrament. All are welcome!    
Schuldes Sports Center
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Commencement Brunch
The Commencement brunch is open to all graduates, parents, guests, faculty members and administrators. All tickets are $13 including tax. Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required. You may purchase tickets for the brunch at or by calling the SNC Box Office at 1-800-SNC-BOXX. The Box Office is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Michels Commons Dining Room and Upstairs Lounge
1:30-3:30 p.m.
(Approximately 2 hours)

Schuldes will open for seating at noon.
Commencement Ceremony

The Procession
The Commencement procession will enter from the back of the arena promptly at 1:30 p.m. in the following order:
  • ROTC Color Guard
  • Faculty
  • Masters (Graduates)
  • Seniors (Graduates)
  • St. Norbert College Trustees
  • Ceremony Participants
Graduates enter in columns of two:
Master’s and BA graduates on south side of aisle (right as looking at stage).
BBA, BM, BS and BSN graduates on north side of aisle (left as looking at stage)

For exiting, the ceremony participants will leave first, followed by the faculty and the new St. Norbert College alumni. The arena lights will be on so you can take pictures of the graduates in procession.

Student Speaker
The 2014 student speaker will be Abby Gildernick. ’14.

Commencement Speaker
The 2014 commencement speaker will be Chris Ayers ’97, noted author and illustrator.

For more information on Commencement, please see the frequently asked questions.
Schuldes Sports Center
3:30 p.m. Commencement Reception
A reception will be held to honor all of new St. Norbert College alumni following the Commencement ceremony.
Michels Commons and outside on the Roemer/Baer Malls