Commencement 2022

The Luther College 2022 Commencement ceremony will be held in Carlson Stadium at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 22.

The ceremony is a ticketed event. Each graduate is allowed up to six tickets. On-campus graduates may pick up their tickets at the Grad Finale on March 16 and 17 in the Dahl Centennial Union lobby. Mid-semester graduates, student teachers, and Rochester nursing students will receive their tickets in the mail. Tickets for students studying abroad will be sent to their parents.

Caps and gowns will be available at the Grad Finale. Graduates unable to attend may have a friend pick up their cap, gown, and tickets. After the Grad Finale, caps and gowns may be picked up at the Luther College Book Shop.

At the Commencement ceremony, physically challenged guests and their families may use their tickets to sit on the Carlson Stadium track. There will also be a limited number of alternative seats for physically challenged guests and their families on the Dahl Centennial Union terrace. Contact the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 for more information. Those with a hearing impairment should contact the Campus Programming Office at (563) 387-1538 in advance to request the services of a certified signer and to secure special seating.

Guests without tickets will be able to view the livestream of the ceremony in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall and in Marty’s, in the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union. This livestream is also accessible for remote viewing online. Find the link at the top of this page.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Regents Center. Call (563) 387-1732 after 6 a.m. Sunday, May 22, for weather-related announcements. Should the ceremony be moved to the Regents Center, four tickets will be valid per graduate; other attendees are invited to view the ceremony on a large screen in the Center for Faith and Life.

We are looking forward to a fully in-person Commencement for the class of 2022 and guests. Should conditions on campus or in Winneshiek County warrant a change of plans in the interest of public health, updates will be posted on this page.


Off-Campus Housing

Decorah hotels fill early for Commencement weekend. A list of options is available at There is no on-campus housing available.  


The livestream of this year’s Commencement ceremony will be available on DVD for graduates, their families, and friends. The Luther Book Shop will have order forms on-site during the spring semester, and the DVDs can also be purchased online at The cost is $20.


Guests are asked to park in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Preus Library, Regents Center, and Farwell Hall parking lots. Please avoid parking on streets and in staff parking lots. See for more information.

Questions/More Information 

Ticket inquiries: [email protected] or (563) 387-1357

Campus Programming Office:(563) 387-1538 or [email protected]

Information on Decorah restaurants and attractions:

A link for viewing the recording of the event will be posted here after Commencement.