Schedule of Events

With commencement taking place on the Le Mans Green, there will also be a real-time, broadcast of the ceremony on a large screen in O’Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center for the Arts. 

Tickets for admission to commencement will only be necessary if the ceremony is held indoors. (The rain location is Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex)

If the decision is made to move commencement indoors, it will be announced to the campus community at 12 pm (noon) on Friday, May 18 via email, social media, and the College website.

The rain location is Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex.

Each graduate will be allotted five (5) tickets for an indoor ceremony.

In the event of rain, guests without tickets for admission will be directed to O'Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center of the Arts, to watch a livestream of commencement.

Ceremony DVD Orders - A professionally recorded video of Saint Mary’s 2018 Commencement is $45. A DVD may be purchased by calling the College’s Box Office at 574-284-4626 or online.

 Monday, May 7
  • Deadline to purchase tickets for Family Brunch – Saturday, May 19
    The Family Brunch is on May 19 from 8:30 – 11:30 am at Noble Family Dining Hall, Student Center.

    Sodexo Saint Mary’s will present a special brunch menu featuring:

    Homemade pastries and baked goods
    Assorted breads
    Fresh fruit
    Vegetarian quiche
    Cage-free scrambled eggs with cheese
    French toast with toppings
    Country hash brown
    Carving stations featuring glazed ham and full sausage links
    Coffee station

    Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 10 to 3.
    Saint Mary’s graduates are admitted free with a Saint Mary’s ID.

    Purchase Family Brunch Tickets Here

    At the door on May 19, tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 10 to 3. 
     

 Monday, May 14
  • image: Alumnae BrunchAlumnae Association Champagne Brunch, 11:30 am
    Location: 
    Noble Family Dining Hall

    One of Saint Mary's finest traditions, this event heralds the entry of the Class of 2018 into the Alumnae Association. There is no charge for graduates, but tickets must be picked up in advance from the Alumnae Office, 109-B Le Mans Hall.

    Parents and guests may purchase tickets for the Champagne Brunch.
    Call 574-284-4578 or email alumnae@saintmarys.edu for more information.

 Thursday, May 17
  • Multi-Ethnic Commencement Celebration, 5 pm
    Location: 
    Rice Commons, Student Center
    This is an invitation-only event.
 Friday, May 18
  • Nurses Pinning Ceremony, 1 pm
    Location: 
    Church of Our Lady of Loretto
    Reception to follow in the lobby of O'Laughlin Auditorium
  • Baccalaureate Mass, 4 pm
    Location: O'Laughlin Auditorium 
    Graduates line up at 3:35 pm. Procession begins at 3:50 pm.
    Graduates - Please read these Instructions for Baccalaureate Mass.
 Saturday, May 19
  • Commencement Brunch, 8:30 - 11 am
    Graduates will be admitted with their IDs. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

  • COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
    Primary location: Le Mans Green
    11:30 am - Graduates Line Up
    11:50 am - Procession Begins
    12 pm - Ceremony Begins

However, in the event of rain, the ceremony will move indoors to Angela Athletic & Wellness Complex where TICKETS ARE REQUIRED due to limited seating. 

In the event of rain, graduates are limited to five (5) tickets each. 

If the decision is made to move commencement indoors, it will be announced to the campus community at 12 pm (noon) on Friday, May 18 via email, social media, and the College website.

In the event of rain, guests without tickets for admission will be directed to O'Laughlin Auditorium, Moreau Center of the Arts, to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony.

Wheelchair access and handicapped seating is available indoors in O'Laughlin Auditorium.

The outdoor ceremony on the Le Mans Green provides unlimited seating. 

 Sunday, May 21
  • Mass, Church of Our Lady of Loretto
    9:45 am and 11:15 am