2024 Commencement Ceremony
The 2024 Commencement ceremony will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2024 at the legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We have one ceremony that celebrates all graduates each Spring semester.
We are excited to host commencement in a location named after Saint Paul local, Mr. Roy Wilkins.
The commencement keynote speaker will be named soon.
The commencement live stream link will be posted here. Please return later for updates.
Please email ITHelp@mitchellhamline.edu if you have any issues with the live stream.
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Accessibility / ADA Services
Guests requiring special accommodations can contact the Guest Services Department at email@example.com or 651-726-8200 prior to the event to make any needed arrangements.
There are ADA accessible parking spaces in the RiverCentre Parking Ramp which is located across the street from Saint Paul RiverCentre at 150 W. Kellogg Boulevard. The parking ramp elevators on the west end of the ramp provide skyway access to Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
The balcony seating in Roy Wilkins Auditorium is not accessible by elevator. Raised ADA floor seating is designated for all Roy Wilkins Auditorium events.
Visit the Accessibility/ADA Services page for more information on accessible services at Saint Paul RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
Drop off/Pick up
The recommended drop-off and pick-up location is the Rice Park entrance which is located at the intersection of Washington Street and 4th Street in downtown Saint Paul (near Rice Park).
Drop-off and pick-up at the curb cut-out in front of Saint Paul RiverCentre, located at 175 W. Kellogg Boulevard, is also permitted.
Lost and Found
During events, lost and found items are turned in at the Guest Services desk, located in the lobby of Roy Wilkins Auditorium.
Items not retrieved during an event are brought to the Guest Experience Team within our facility.
To report a lost item after an event, please fill out the lost and found form. In the “Item Description” section, please include as much information about the item as possible, such as color and physical description. If an item is turned in that matches your item, you will be contacted to verify details of the item.
Unclaimed items will be discarded/donated 7 days after the date the item is turned in.
For more information, please call 651-726-8200
Saint Paul features approximately 13,000 parking spots within three blocks of the Roy Wilkins Auditorium and Saint Paul RiverCentre.
The closest parking to Roy Wilkins Auditorium is the RiverCentre Parking Ramp which is located at 150 W. Kellogg Boulevard. Parking rates vary depending on the event.
Ride Share Services
Ride Share services are encouraged to drop off and pick up at the main entrance: 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102. There is not a designated ride share stand unless coordinated directly by an event promoter.
Roy Wilkins Auditorium is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, anywhere in the building is strictly prohibited.
Taxis are encouraged to drop off and pick up at the main entrance: 175 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102.
Wheelchairs may be checked out from the box office or at the Guest Services desk, located in the lobby of Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Wheelchair availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet)
Roy Wilkins Auditorium and Saint Paul RiverCentre have free, venue-wide Wi-Fi available for all events. Inside the venues, there are more than 100 Wi-Fi access points covering all levels. Guests can easily connect to the Wi-Fi network by selecting “RC_FreeWiFi” from among the connection options appearing on their device
Mitchell Hamline Backgrounds
Here are some virtual backgrounds you can use to Photoshop graduation photos if you were unable to come to campus to take photos. We invite you to use #MHSLgrad when posting these on your social media pages!