Dates & Events

Senior (Undergraduate) Commencement 2014


Wednesday, February 5
2:00 to 7:00 p.m.. - SENIOR FEST, Globe Room in Cataldo Dining Hall (the CAT).  See the academic attire and announcements available for order, purchase tickets for senior activities, sign up for the senior retreat, nominate your ceremony student speaker, and more!

Monday, March 3
LAST DATE - No late fee assessed on cap & gown orders postmarked by this date.

Tuesday, March 4 to Friday, April 18
LATE FEE of $15 will be assessed on cap & gown orders postmarked this date and after.

Saturday, April 19 through Commencement
LAST MINUTE CAP AND GOWN ORDERS - These orders will be accepted based on availability. Additional air shipping charges will apply.

Tuesday, April 22
3:15 p.m.. - ACADEMIC HONORS CONVOCATION (Honorees, faculty, administrators participate, everyone is invited). Procession starts in College Hall. The Academic Convocation will be held in the Globe Room of the Cataldo Dining Hall (the CAT).

Wednesday, May 7 to Friday, May 9 - ATTIRE PICK-UP
NEW LOCATION - Pearl Street Warehouse (at the corner of Pearl and DeSmet)
     Wednesday, 5/7 from 3 to 6pm
     Thursday, 5/8 from 3 to 6pm
     Friday, 5/9 from 3 to 7pm

Friday, May 9
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.. - COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL, McCarthey Athletic Center (***REMINDER - the rehearsal is in the McCarthey Center - the actual Commencement Ceremony will be in the Spokane Arena***)
3:00 to 6:00 p.m.. - ATTIRE PICK-UP at the Pearl Street Warehouse.
4:00 p.m.. - SOCIAL JUSTICE MISSIONING CEREMONY, University Chapel, College Hall - for seniors who will be engaged in volunteer or service opportunities after they graduate and before they begin a career or continue their education.  Guests are welcome.
5:15 p.m.. - ROTC COMMISSIONING CEREMONY, St. Aloysius Church.  Guests are welcome.
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.. - SENIOR DESSERT SOCIAL, Bozarth Center - hosted by Student Life (Seniors, their families, and faculty). Contact Student Activities at 509-313-6123 for information.

Saturday, May 10
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. - PRESIDENTIAL RECEPTION AND TOAST TO OUR SENIORS, Field House of The Martin Centre.  This is a time for our Seniors and their guests to gather, for us to toast our Seniors and for everyone to enjoy some light refreshments.
1:00 p.m.. - ASSEMBLE FOR COMMENCEMENT MASS, Students line up in the Gym of The Martin Centre in academic attire.
1:30 to 2:50 p.m.. - COMMENCEMENT MASS, McCarthey Athletic Center (doors will open at 12:15 p.m..) Tickets are not required for admission.

Sunday, May 11
8:00 a.m. -
SPOKANE ARENA DOORS WILL OPEN.  Parking $6.
9:00 a.m. -
GRADUATING STUDENTS - MUST ARRIVE AT ARENA NO LATER THAN 9:00 a.m. FOR LINE UP - Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
9:35 a.m. -
ACADEMIC PROCESSION BEGINS
10:00 a.m. -
CEREMONY BEGINS in the Spokane Arena
1:15 p.m.. -
CEREMONY ENDS (estimated time only)
1:15 p.m.. to 2:45 p.m.. -
AFTER CEREMONY SOCIAL FOR GRADUATES, FACULTY AND FAMILIES, in the Field House of The Martin Centre

3:00 p.m.. Senior Students Nursing Pinning Ceremony - ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH
Reception following in the Cataldo Globe Room

Angela Ruff
Special Projects Manager
509-313-3572
ruff@gonzaga.edu