Spring 2025 Commencement

When: Friday, May 16th, 2025

Where: Austin High School Knowlton Auditorium
              301 3rd St NW, Austin, MN 55912

Time: TBD


  • Each guest must have a ticket to enter the Auditorium - 1 ticket per person - seating is limited
  • Tickets cannot be purchased at the door - *limited tickets are given to each graduate participating in Commencement to distribute to their guests
  • Additional seating (bleachers) will be available in the Ove Berven Gym at the high school - a ticket is not required for gym seating
  • We do stream and record the ceremony to watch it live online or at a later time
  • Photographer on site, but not guaranteed a photo

Map & Parking Information:

Map of Austin High

  • Graduates park by and enter Door 1
  • Guests park by and enter Door 5 (have a ticket) or Door 6 (no ticket)
  • All other doors will be locked
  • Parking will be very limited! Please carpool as you can
  • As parking lots fill, street parking will be required

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 List of students who have applied to graduate:

 Check the list

Apply for Graduation:

Students must review their Degree Audit in e-services to see if they meet the requirements to apply for graduation. Contact your academic advisor if you have questions. 

  • All students must apply to graduate even if they do not intend to participate in the commencement ceremony. Graduation is not automatic
  • If a graduation application is received after (TBD), graduate's name will not be printed in the Commencement program
  • Graduation Application

Cap and Gown:

  • Purchasing begins: March 17th, 2025
  • DEADLINE to purchase: April 11th, 2025
  • Where: Purchase at the Austin East Bookstore or online
    7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday
    Closed Saturday and Sunday
    Online: GRADUATION REGALIA | Austin Campus Bookstore (

  • Cost: TBD
    Extra tassel: TBD
    Honor students (name must be on Honor's List in Bookstore) are eligible to purchase additional regalia: 
    High Distinction  3.75 - 4.0 GPA:   stole
    Distinction  3.25 - 3.74 GPA:  cord 
    All purchases are non-refundable

  • *Each graduate walking at Commencement will be given a limited number of Commencement tickets when they purchase their cap and gown to distribute to their guests for seating in the Auditorium

  • Questions:
    Phone: 507-433-0651 or 507-433-0541

Commencement Coordinator: Haley Bauer