Students at commencement


Saturday, May 20, 2017

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Campus buildings open for self-guided tours

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Class of 2017 Picnic
Olson Campus Center

Students, faculty, staff and families are invited. There is no charge for this event.

1 p.m.

Class of 2017 Picture

Taken in front of Bockman Hall

2 p.m.

Baccalaureate Service—Worship with Holy Communion
OCC Chapel of the Incarnation
Preacher: Craig Koester, Academic Dean, Professor and Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Chair of New Testament
Presider: Dirk Lange, Associate Dean, GTE; Professor and Frederik A. Schiotz Chair of Christian Missions

Sunday, May 21, 2017

3 p.m.


Central Lutheran Church
333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis, Minn.
Faculty speaker: Kathryn Schifferdecker, Associate Professor of Old Testament
Student Speaker: Joshua Kestner, Master of Divinity Candidate

Commencement Live Stream

The 2017 Commencement Service will be livestreamed through the Central Lutheran Church's website. To connect to the stream, follow this link: Once this is open, click on the phrase "Click here to connect to the Audio Stream." The stream will be live 10 minutes prior to the start of the service. 


Photos from the 2017 Commencement Picnic and Baccalaureate Service, Commencement Sunday and graduates receiving their hoods will be posted at the Luther Seminary Flickr account in individual sets. To download, go to:

2016 video recording

Watch the entire 2016 Commencement service:

2016 audio recording

Listen to the entire 2016 Commencement service: Commencement 2016