Graduation May 19, 2019
Augustana College will hold its 159th Commencement Convocation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr., Moline, Ill.
Doors to the TaxSlayer Center open at noon to those needing accessible seating.
Doors will open to the public at 12:15 p.m.
The ceremony will be live-streamed and archived on the college's YouTube channel.
No tickets are required for the ceremony. The TaxSlayer Center has sufficient seating capacity for commencement and is handicapped accessible. Graduating seniors or family members with seating or accessibility concerns are encouraged to check the TaxSlayer Center for details.
NOTE: Due to bridge construction on Interstate 74, traffic through downtown Moline may be delayed or rerouted. See the Taxslayer Center for specific directions.
Saturday, May 18
Noon Senior Honors Convocation, Centennial Hall
4 p.m. Music Festival Concert, Centennial Hall
6-9 p.m. Senior Send-Off, Gerber Center Patio and Golden Rocks (rain location: Gävle Rooms)
Members of the Class of 2019 are invited to enjoy one last evening on campus as students, with their families. Each student receives four complimentary passes to the event. Additional passes may be purchased for $12.
Dinner is included, featuring an Asian station, a taco bar and a selection of American favorites. A cash bar from Bent River Brewery will be available for those who are 21. Live music provide by Minus Six.
Faculty are also invited. Reservations may be made online or by calling 309-794-7306 during business hours.
Sunday, May 19
10 a.m. Baccalaureate, Centennial Hall. Graduates are invited to wear their caps and gowns and sit with their families and friends. This year’s pastor will be the Rev. Christina Garret Klein ’08 of Edgebrook Lutheran Church, Chicago.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. President's Brunch in The Gerber Center Dining Hall
Join President Steven Bahls and Jane Easter Bahls for a special brunch in The Gerber Center. Tickets are $13.95 for adults and $7.45 for children 12 and under. Augustana students may use their meal plan.
Tickets may be purchased at the dining hall, but reservations are encouraged. Buy tickets online or call 309-794-7306 during business hours. Augustana students may use their meal plans.
1:15 p.m. Students should be at the center to line up in the TaxSlayer Center meeting rooms for the academic procession.
2 p.m. 159th Commencement Convocation
The Augustana Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.