President Biden Plans Minnesota Visit to Deliver Remarks at Walter Mondale Memorial Service

Walter Mondale and Joe Biden in 2015
Walter Mondale and then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2015.

President Joe Biden plans to attend the memorial service for former Vice President Walter Mondale on Sunday, May 1 on the University of Minnesota campus, the White House announced Monday. Mondale died in April 2021 at the age of 93.

Biden plans to speak at the service to remember Mondale, whom he described as a “dear friend and mentor” and “one of our nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants.” 

Mondale served as Minnesota attorney general, U.S. senator, vice president, and U.S. ambassador to Japan during his long and illustrious political career.


Sunday, May 1, 2022; 1:30–3 p.m. CDT 


Northrop, Carlson Family Stage 
University of Minnesota 
84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
The service will be live streamed at this link 

For security purposes, this is an invitation-only event that is not open to the general public. Invitations are being managed by the Mondale family.


  • President Joe Biden
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz
  • U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • U.S. Sen. Tina Smith
  • Presidential historian Jon Meacham


Media wishing to attend the event must submit a credential request, accessible at, by the deadline of Tuesday, April 26 at noon. 

Media in attendance will not be subject to further credential requirements but may need to undergo a security screening upon arrival. 

Seating will be reserved. Pool coverage for photography and videography is being arranged. 

Note: Procedures for accessing the venue and surrounding areas may change due to security measures. We will provide that information to registered media as soon as it is available. 


The University of Minnesota follows the guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, there are no masking requirements in place for event attendees on the University campus. If this changes for any reason, we will provide updated information prior to the service. Individuals may wear masks at any time, and in any location, as a matter of personal protection. 

Prior to arrival, attendees are asked to conduct a self-health check. Those who answer “Yes” to any of the screening questions are advised to stay home, stay away from other people, and contact their health care provider.


Questions specific to the program or the speakers should be directed to the Mondale family’s representative, Kathy Tunheim, at [email protected] or (612) 803-3193.

For media logistics, contact the Humphrey School’s communications office at [email protected]