Commencement 2022: Important Dates

Wednesday, February 23 - Grad Fair

1-5 p.m., Rice Commons, Student Center

The Grad Fair is the perfect opportunity to conveniently check things off a graduate’s to-do list! Grads who attend and fill out their grad fair “passport” can enter a drawing to win items like a free regalia, a coveted parking pass or special seating for two guests! 

Wednesday, April 20 - Commencement Guest Housing Reservation Forms are Due!

Use this form to reserve campus housing in McCandless Hall for family and loved ones of the 2022 graduates. 

Sunday, May 1 - Senior Student Athlete Reception

4 p.m., O’Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts

Monday, May 9 - Alumnae Association Champagne Brunch

11:30 a.m., Noble Family Dining Hall, Student Center

One of Saint Mary’s finest traditions, this event heralds the entry of the Class of 2022 into the Alumnae Association. There is no charge for graduates to attend, but tickets must be picked up in advance. Parents and guests may purchase tickets for the event. 

Thursday, May 12 - Multi-Ethnic Graduation Celebration

5 p.m., Rice Commons, Student Center
This is an invitation-only event.

Friday, May 13

2022 Hooding Ceremonies

Details about the Hooding Ceremonies
Times and locations vary by department.

Nurses’ Hooding and Pinning Ceremony

For DNP and BSN programs
10 a.m., O’Laughlin Auditorium
Reception to follow in O’Laughlin Lobby. 

Kappa Gamma Pi Induction Ceremony

3:05-3:45 p.m., Little Theatre, Moreau Hall
This is an invitation-only event.

Commencement Mass

4 p.m., O’Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts
Graduates must line up at 3:45 p.m. in Moreau Hall outside of the Little Theatre.

Alumnae Legacy Family Reception

5:30-6:30 p.m., Stapleton Lounge, Le Mans Hall
This is an invitation-only event.

Saturday, May 14

Commencement Brunch

8:30-10:30 a.m., Noble Family Dining Hall, Student Center

The Commencement Brunch will be held from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Noble Family Dining Hall and is available to graduates and their guests. Tickets are $14.50 for adults, $7.25 for kids 12 and under, and can be purchased at the door. The menu will feature made-to-order omelets, Belgian waffle station w/toppings, croissant breakfast sandwiches, a carving station with ham, stuffed French toast, bacon, sausage links, scrambled eggs, gluten-free Quiche Lorraine as well as a variety of pastries and cereals. There will also be coffee, tea, and other beverages available.

Commencement Ceremony

At 11 a.m. graduates assemble in Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex.
Noon, Ceremony begins, outdoor courtyard, Le Mans Green

Rain location: Angela Athletic and Wellness Complex
Tickets required.

Mass

4 p.m., Holy Spirit Chapel, Le Mans Hall

Sunday, May 15

Mass

9:15 a.m., Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Masks are required.

Graduating Seniors Residing on Campus
All graduating seniors must check out of their residence hall by 2 p.m. on Sunday.