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.

For Graduates

Commencement 2016 will take place on Sunday, May 15th. The schedule of events for graduates, including practice and set-up, is below.

For more information on Commencement, see the frequently asked questions.

Friday, May 13, 2016
2-3 p.m.
Commencement Practice
All candidates for graduation should attend the Commencement practice.
Campus Center quad in front of the stage
Sunday, May 15, 2016
9:15 a.m.
Baccalaureate Mass 
A festive celebration of music, word and sacrament. All are welcome!  
Campus Center quad
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. Children 3 and under are free. Prices include tax. Reservations are required and limited to 1100 guests. Tickets are available through the SNC Ticket Office now.
Michels Commons Dining Room and Upstairs Ballroom
12:45 p.m. Graduate Check-In and Line Up
Campus Center Gym
1:30-3:30 p.m.
(Approximately 2 hours)

Open seating beginning at noon.
Commencement Ceremony

The Procession
The Commencement procession will enter from the back of the seating area 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 the following order:
Master’s, BA, BBA, BM, BS and BSN

Campus Center quad
3:30 p.m. Commencement Reception
A reception will be held to honor all of our new St. Norbert College alumni following the Commencement ceremony.
Michels Commons