May 5, 2019 - June 15, 2019

Here's a list of 2019 commencement events for traditional undergraduates at our 17 colleges — along with the commencement speakers they've lined up. Click on the college name to view more information on college websites.

Augsburg University

Friday, May 10
Speaker: R.T. Rybak, former mayor of Minneapolis

Bethany Lutheran College

Friday, May 10
Speaker: Timothy Thiele, member of the Bethany Lutheran College Board of Regents

Bethel University

Saturday, May 25
Speaker: The Rev. John K. Jenkins Sr., senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland

Carleton College

Saturday, June 15
Speaker: Jimmy Kolker, American diplomat

College of Saint Benedict 

Saturday, May 11
Speaker: Mary Thompson, managing director at G100, former journalist and CSB Board of Trustee member

The College of St. Scholastica 

Sunday, May 12
Speaker: Fred de Sam Lazaro, internationally accomplished journalist and 1981 St. Scholastica alum

Concordia College, Moorhead 

Sunday, May 5
Speaker: Colum McCann, artist, author, educator and social activist

Concordia University, St. Paul 

Friday, May 10
Speaker: Darrel Thompson, former running back for the Green Bay Packers

Gustavus Adolphus College 

Saturday, June 1
Speaker: Meghan Gallagher '19, a Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies major from Chanhassen, Minn.

Hamline University 

Saturday, May 18
Speaker: Alan Page, retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings

Macalester College 

Saturday, May 18
Speaker: James Forman Jr., J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School

Minneapolis College of Art and Design 

Saturday, May 18
Speaker: Wing Young Huie, award-winning Minnesota photographer

Saint John’s University 

Sunday, May 12
Speaker: Mark Vande Hei, NASA astronaut and SJU alumnus

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota 

Saturday, May 11
Speakers: President Father James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D.; and outstanding seniors Max Champa and Bailey O'Hare

St. Catherine University 

Saturday, May 25
Speaker: Hala Bahmet '92, costume designer on the TV show "This is Us"

 St. Olaf College 

Sunday, May 26
Speaker: Wendy Helgemo '91, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University

University of St. Thomas 

Saturday, May 25
Speaker: Father Greg Boyle, Director of Homeboy Industries