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.
Schuldes Sports Center
Sunday, May 15, 2016
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. Children 3 and under are free. Prices include tax. Reservations are required and limited to 1100 guests. Tickets will be available through the SNC Ticket Office beginning March 7th.
Michels Commons Dining Room and Upstairs Ballroom
12:45 p.m. Graduate Check-In and Line Up
TBD-Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts or Campus Center Gym
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).
Schuldes Sports Center
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 and outside on the Roemer/Baer Malls