You can view commencement live via our Commencement Webcast. A high-speed broadband internet connection is required for the video webcast.


GraduateSenior Night 
May 10, at 8 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium
Join us for an evening of celebration and worship. The Concert Choir will open with two signature pieces followed by a time of praise and worship led by our graduating worship arts students.

Ice Cream Social
May 10, at 9 p.m. in the Commons
Graduates, families, and friends are invited to join us for ice cream.


President's Breakfast
Please note, the President's Breakfast on Friday at 8 a.m. is for associate, bachelor, and master of education degree graduates and faculty only.

Commencement Ceremony 
May 11, at 10 a.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium

The auditorium doors will be opened at 9 a.m., and guests in the auditorium are asked to be seated by 9:55.

Graduates will receive four tickets for Commencement at rehearsal on Monday, May 7. Two are for seats on the main floor and two in the balcony. Please contact the Registrar's Office (712-722-6036) if handicap-accessible seating is needed in the auditorium. Overflow seating will be available for friends and family who do not have a ticket. The overflow seating will have live video broadcast of the Commencement ceremony, and programs will be available.

As a memento of this important occasion, the Alumni Office arranges for graduates to be photographed by a photographer as they receive their diplomas. They will receive a printed 5x7 photo in the mail and a digital version by email. They will also receive an engraved frame, as our gift of congratulations.

A DVD of the ceremony will be available from our radio station, KDCR, at the cost of $10. Order by sending cash or check to KDCR by May 15. Payment can be mailed to KDCR at 498 4th Ave NE. Please be sure to include your name as well as your mailing address.

Commencement Reception
May 11 in the Rec Center

The Alumni Association hosts graduates and their families and friends at a luncheon reception immediately following Commencement.