April 29 - June 10, 2023

Here's a list of 2023 commencement events for traditional undergraduates at our 18 colleges — along with the commencement speakers they've lined up.

Augsburg University

Monday, May 3
Speaker: student speaker LaTonia Chalmers
Format: In person and livestreamed

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Bethany Lutheran College

Friday, May 12
Speaker: Dr. Joshua Mears, Clinical Director and Owner of The Soul’s Apothecary
Format: In person

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Bethel University

Saturday, May 27
Format: In person and livestreamed

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Carleton College

Saturday, June 10
Speaker: Jonathan Capehart '89, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and currently associate editor of The Washington Post
Format: In person and livestreamed (recording available afterwards)

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College of Saint Benedict

Saturday, May 13
Speaker: Colette Peters, 1993 Saint Ben’s alumna and director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Format: In person and livestreamed

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The College of St. Scholastica

Saturday, May 13
Format: In person and livestreamed

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Concordia College, Moorhead

Sunday, May 7
Speaker: Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core
Format: In person and livestreamed

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Concordia University, St. Paul

Friday, May 5
Format: In person and livestreamed

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Gustavus Adolphus College

Saturday, May 27
Format:  In person and livestreamed

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Hamline University

Saturday, May 13
Speaker: Jeff Green, 2023 Honorary Degree recipient
Format: In person

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Macalester College

Saturday, May 13
Speaker: Faith Abiodun, executive director of United World Colleges International
Format: In person

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Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Saturday, May 13
Speaker: Chef Sean Sherman
Format: In person

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Saint John’s University

Sunday, May 14
Speaker: Kurt Vickman, 1994 Saint John’s alumnus and founder/CEO, Good Grocer
Format: In person and livestreamed


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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saturday, April 29
Speaker: seniors William Sepsis and Catherine Pierpont and University President James P. Burns
Format: In person and livestreamed

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St. Catherine University

Sunday, May 21
Format: In person and livestreamed

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St. Olaf College

Sunday, May 28
Format: In person and livestreamed

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University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Saturday, May 13
Speaker: Heidi Lee Anderson, 2010 alumna, writer, speaker, and social media influencer
Format: In person and livestreamed

University of St. Thomas

Saturday, May 20
Student speakers:
- Adali Flores-Mendoza (College of Arts & Sciences)
- Rachael Binstock (OPUS College of Business)
- Sarah Wlazlo (Morrison Family College of Health, School of Education, and School of Engineering)
Format: In person and livestreamed

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