Commencement Events


Wednesday, April 1

image: Saint Mary's Class Ring

Graduation Fair
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rice Commons, Student Center

Information about Graduation Fair

Wednesday, April 22


Commencement Housing Reservation Forms are due!
Rental Information:
Commencement Housing Form
On-Campus Housing Location: McCandless Hall

Sunday, May 3

Honors Convocation
2:00 p.m.
Location: O'Laughlin Auditorium

Senior Student-Athlete Reception
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Little Theatre, Moreau Center for the Arts

Monday, May 4

Advance Ticket Deadline and Special Pricing (for the Family Commencement Brunch on Saturday, May 16)
The Family Brunch precedes the Commencement ceremony and is held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Noble Family Dining Hall. Preordered tickets are recommended. To order tickets in advance and receive a discount on the price of brunch, please complete our online Commencement Brunch Form.

Advance sale of tickets will end on May 6. To attend brunch after advance sale, please purchase tickets at the door.

Get Advance Tickets!

Menu features: homemade pastries and baked goods; assorted breads; fresh fruit; vegetarian quiche; cage-free scrambled eggs with cheese; French toast with toppings; country hash browns; glazed ham carving station; and a coffee station.

Monday, May 11

image: Alumnae Brunch

Alumnae Association Champagne Brunch
11:30 a.m.
Location: Noble Family Dining Hall, Student Center

One of Saint Mary's finest traditions, this event heralds the entry of the Class of 2020 into the Alumnae Association.

There is no charge for graduates, but tickets must be picked up in advance.

Parents and guests may purchase tickets for the Champagne Brunch.
Call (574) 284-4578 or email for more information.

Thursday, May 14

Multi-Ethnic Commencement Celebration
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Rice Commons, Student Center
This is an invitation-only event.

Friday, May 15

Nurses Pinning Ceremony
1:00 p.m.
Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto
Reception to follow in Reinbeaux Lounge, Le Mans Hall

Baccalaureate Liturgy
4:00 p.m.
Location: O'Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts
Graduates line up at 3:45 p.m.
Instructions for Baccalaureate Liturgy

Alumnae Legacy Family Reception
Time: Immediately Following the Baccalaureate Liturgy
Location: Stapleton Lounge, Le Mans Hall
This is an invitation-only event.

Saturday, May 16

Commencement Brunch
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Noble Family Dining HallStudent Center
Graduates will be admitted with their IDs. Tickets for family and guests may be purchased in advance by May 4th. Complete your purchase online with our Commencement Brunch FormTickets purchased in advance are sold at a discounted price. Tickets may be purchased at the door, based on availability. 

Commencement Ceremony
11:00 a.m. Graduates Assemble;  12:00 p.m. Ceremony Begins;   2:00 p.m. Ceremony Concludes
Location: Outdoor Courtyard, Le Mans Hall
Rain Location: Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex
(tickets required!)

Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Regina Chapel

Sunday, May 17

 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto

Graduating Seniors Residing on Campus
All Graduating Seniors must check-out of their Residence Hall by 2:00 pm on Sunday.