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2019 Commencement

2019 Commencement

Watch the 2019 Commencement live on May 11th!

Baccalaureate Mass - Friday, May 10, 2019

All are welcome to celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass! No tickets are required. 

Main Chapel in the Motherhouse
Begins with Procession at 6:45 p.m. Mass begins at 7:00 p.m.

School of Graduate Studies Commencement 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Sorgenti Arena  (Tickets required)

The Sorgenti Arena is open for seating at 1:00 p.m.

Procession begins at 2:45 p.m.

Commencement begins at 3:00 p.m.

School of Undergraduate Studies and School of Continuing and Professional Students Commencement

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sorgenti Arena  (Tickets required)

The Sorgenti Arena is open for seating at 9:00 a.m.. 

Procession begins at 10:30 a.m..

Commencement begins at 11 a.m.. 

Please allow for 30-60 minute to park your car and shuttle to campus. Commencement ceremony will last around 2 hours. Exiting campus will also take 30-60 minutes. 

Please be advised that the following items are not permitted in the arena: balloons (permitted outside arena, but not within), strollers (permitted outside arena, but not within), umbrellas (permitted outside arena, but not within), air horns or other noisemakers, glass bottles and containers (including vases), laser pointers or other disruptive items, coolers, signs, banners, sticks or poles, bicycles, skateboards, hover boards or wheelies, mace or similar substances, animals, except services animals, weapons, including but not limited to firearms and knives, and alcohol.

The area within and those surrounding the Arena (including the adjacent parking lots, soccer field and tennis courts) are tobacco-free; this includes, but is not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and vaping devices. Additionally, graduates and guests may be asked to comply with a visual inspection of persons, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items. Your cooperation in creating a safe environment for all is appreciated.

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School of Undergraduate Studies Senior Dinner

May 9, 2018     6:00 pm    SugarLoaf

In keeping with one of the most time-honored traditions of the College, the Student Government Association will host the 2017 Senior Dinner, where we will celebrate and recognize this year’s graduating class. We want to wish them well as they leave our beloved college and embark for the “real world.”

Cocktail hour will be from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm and dinner will start at 7:00 pm. 

School of Graduate Studies Reception

May 8, 2018      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm    Rotunda, St. Joesph's Hall 

The Graduate Reception is an event to celebrate the accomplishments of all Graduate students. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and dinner will be served. This is an adults only event.  All graduates are permitted to bring 1 guest (must be over 21). RSVP to the Graduate School is required and must be received by April 21st. RVSP to


School of Continuing and Professional Studies Reception

April 29, 2018     6:00 pm   East Parlor

A farewell graduation reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29th.  All SCPS graduates are invited to the dinner. Each graduate may bring one guest. There is a $10.00 charge for the graduates ticket and $15.00 for the guest ticket.  Tickets  be purchased  from Mary Ann Borek in FR 11A/C 115. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.

RSVP by Friday, April 20th   215-242-7706