The 2020 Hastings College Commencement ceremony will be held virtually — streamed simultaneously on the College’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. (CST)

📹 Stream Links

YouTube  —  https://youtu.be/qkOKDwqtq1s


Commencement Program

You may download and view the Commencement Program (403KB .pdf)

NOTE: Programs will be mailed to all graduates with their diploma. 

Drive Through Diploma Pick Up

Diplomas will be mailed to graduates the week after commencement. However, a drive through diploma pick up is planned for Wednesday, May 20, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Circle Drive for students who may like to come to campus.

Some faculty and staff will be present for pickup, with proper social distancing, and students will stay in their vehicles.

In-Person Celebration

We are planning an in-person Commencement celebration for the Class of 2020 in conjunction with Homecoming (September 25-27, 2020). 

Details will be announced over the summer.

Commencement Overview

PreludeThe Honor by Henry Fillmore; performed by the The Hastings College Band in April 2019. Dr. Louie Eckhardt ’05, Conductor

Welcome  — Mr. Roger Doerr, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Invocation — Rev. Damen Heitmann, Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

Awarding of Honorary Degrees — Mr. Doerr

Introduction of Speaker — Mr. Doerr

Senior Speaker — Kaelan Dea ’20

Presentation of the Class of 2020 — Dr. Barbara Sunderman, Dean of the Faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Conferring of Degrees — Dr. Sunderman

Charge to the Class of 2020 — Mr. Doerr

Benediction — Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Member of the Hastings College Board of Trustees

The Alma Mater — By Loren Olsen; Recorded by the 2010-11 Hastings College Choir; Dr. Fritz Mountford ’75, Conductor

Additional Information

Engraved bricks and flagstones

As you celebrate your student’s success, consider purchasing an engraved brick or flagstone to honor the accomplishment. These are installed at the Barrett Alumni Center — our alumni’s “home away from home.” Click here for more details about this unique honor.