Graduation/Commencement

Spring 2024 Commencement

When: Friday, May 10, 2024

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

Time: 6:30 p.m.  (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
*Must have a ticket to enter the Auditorium - 1 ticket per person
Additional seating 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

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 Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, graduate's name will not be printed in the Commencement program.
  • Graduation Application


Cap and Gown:

  • Purchasing begins in Spring: March 18, 2024
  • Deadline to purchase: April 12, 2024
  • Purchase at the Austin East Bookstore

  • *Each graduate walking at Commencement will be given 5 Commencement tickets when they purchase their cap and gown  

  • 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Phone: 507-433-0651 or 507-433-0541
  • Email: bookstore@riverland.edu


Commencement Coordinator: Haley Bauer