Commencement Brunch

*In response to COVID-19, Spring Commencement 2020 and all related activities will not be held as scheduled.*

Pre Commencement Celebration, Reception and Brunch

Friday, May 8th, 2020, 9:30 am- 11:30 am – Hobson Memorial Union

Each of the Colleges and Departments at the University will host their graduates and families. Guest drop-off is available along Birchmont Drive, handicapped parking is available behind the Lower Hobson Memorial Union.  Wheelchair access will be provided through both the Upper and Lower Hobson Unions. Guides will be available to provide direction and assistance. Please contact Bemidji State dining service for any special dietary needs.

Receptions and Maps

Beaux Arts Ballroom in the Upper Union

Graduates of:
  • Human Performance, Sport and Health-Ballroom South
  • Professional Education – Ballroom East
  • Accountancy & Business – Ballroom North
  • Graduate Studies – Ballroom West


Upper & Lower Union

Graduates of:
  • Criminal Justice – Viking Room
  • Psychology – Scandinavian Room
  • Social Work – Lakeside South
  • Biology, Center for Sustainability, Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Geography, History/Humanities/Philosophy, Individualized Studies, International Studies, Languages and Indigenous Studies, Math/Computer Science, Music, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Science Education, Social Studies and Sociology – Lakeside Seating
  • Integrated Media – Lakeside Lounge
  • Technology, Art and Design – Crying Wolf