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 2016 will take place on Sunday, May 15. The schedule of events is as follows:

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 including tax. Children 3 and under are free. Reservations are required and limited to 1100 guests. Tickets are available through the SNC Ticket Office now.
Michels Commons Dining Room and Upstairs Ballroom
1:30-3:30 p.m.
(Approximately 2 hours)

Open seating beginning at noon. We ask that everyone be seated by 1:20 p.m.
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 

For exiting, the ceremony participants will leave first, followed by the faculty and the new St. Norbert College alumni. 

Student Speaker
The 2016 student speaker is TBD.

Commencement Speaker
The 2016 commencement speaker is Dave Habiger '91.

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