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Students at commencement


Commencement Service

May 20, 2018, at 3 p.m.
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419


Saturday, May 19, 2018

12-1:45 p.m.

Campus open for self-guided tours

2 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service—Worship with Holy Communion
OCC Chapel of the Incarnation
Preacher: Rolf Jacobson, Professor of Old Testament and Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Scripture, Theology and Ministry
Presider: Kathryn Schifferdecker, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Bible Division Chair

3:30 p.m.

Class of 2018 Photo
Taken in front of Bockman Hall

3:30-4 p.m.


Students, faculty, staff and families are invited 
Olson Campus Center

Sunday, May 20, 2018

3 p.m.


Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
5025 Knox Ave S., Minneapolis, MN

Faculty speaker: Mark Throntveit, Professor and Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament
Student Speaker: Joe Davis, Master of Arts in Theology and the Arts Candidate


Photos from the 2018 Commencement Reception and Baccalaureate Service, Commencement Sunday and graduates receiving their hoods will be posted at the Luther Seminary Flickr account in individual sets. A link will be posting here when photos are available for download.

Video Recording

The service will be recorded and made available for viewing after May 20, 2018.

Parking and directions 

Parking is available and free in the lot immediately adjacent to Mount Olivet Lutheran Church.

Current student awards

Each year at Luther Seminary's commencement ceremony, we announce a number of awards given to outstanding students.