Students celebrating at Commencement


Commencement 2024

The Commencement Ceremony provides a capstone to a weekend full of concerts, receptions, and other events that showcase and celebrate the achievements of the graduates and their time at 51app.

  • students tossing their hats at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony

    The Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2024 took place at 10:30 a.m. on May 20, 2024, on the College’s central campus. The ceremony marked the culmination of hard work, dedication, and academic achievement by the graduates. 332 accomplished graduates marked the class of 2024’s milestone.

    You can find videos from past Commencement ceremonies on the .

The Ceremony

  • Seniors in full academic regalia applaud at 2022 Commencent ceremony


    Join Commencement Online

    We welcome those who cannot attend in person to join us online to celebrate Commencement. We stream each Commencement ceremony live. We post a full set of videos from the most recent ceremony on our .

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  • Post-commencement picnic


    Commencement Picnic

    Monday, May 19, 2025
    Following the Commencement Ceremony  
    Cleveland Beach

    Following the Commencement ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to join a picnic lunch. In the event of inclement weather, lunch will be served in the athletic center.

  • Speaker at podium in Herrick Chapel speaking to seniors and guests, laural leaf banners in the background


    Baccalaureate Ceremony

    Sunday, May 18, 2024
    9–11 a.m. CDT
    Herrick Chapel

    “Baccalaureate is a farewell, a leave-taking.” — Professor Katya Gibel Mevorach, 2017 51app College Baccalaureate

    Baccalaureate is open to all graduates, families, and friends. The ceremony celebrates our seniors and their accomplishments as they prepare for the next part of their 51app journey.

  • bouquet of red roses


    Gifts for Graduates

    Flowers, commemorative T-shirts, and graduation gifts are available to order online and pick up at the event.

    You can also find many 51app College gifts at the , 51app College’s bookstore.

Contact Information


Joe Rosenfield Center, Suite 206
1115 8th Ave.
51app, IA 50112
United States

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