Graduate Commencement

Graduate Program Commencement 2017

No tickets are required for any celebration event. No guest limit.

See the weekend schedule for special celebration events hosted by academic areas through the weekend.

Commencement Speaker

Stephanie Russell Ed. D.

Vice President for the Mission Integration for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and a key lay figure in Jesuit higher education.

Saturday May 13, 2017

Commencement Ceremony at 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.in the McCarthey Athletic Center

11:15 a.m. – Student lineup The Martin Centre Gym.
                     Guests go to the McCarthey Athletic Center
11:45 a.m. – Students move into position for the academic procession
12:00 noon – Ceremony begins
2:00 p.m.  – Champagne social on the Quad Lawn.

Commencement Mass(Meets Sunday obligation) in McCarthey Athletic Center 3:30 to 5:00pm (all faiths welcome) with reception immediately following on Quad Lawn until 6pm

Ceremony Photographs:  A professional photography company will take three photos of your student at the ceremony –posed before going on stage, with the dean on stage, and with the president upon leaving the stage.   Guests will not be allowed onto the ceremony floor to take photographs. Proofs available from vendor within three days.