Commencement 2019

Event Schedule

Graduate Line-up and Vesting

Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am, Aquinas Hall
Graduates may begin arriving at Aquinas Hall at 9:00 am. Please do not arrive any later than 9:30 am. Line-up begins promptly at 10:00 am. Important note: Seating for guests who have Commencement tickets will not be available until 9:00 am. Please inform your guests before they arrive on campus.

Academic Procession

Saturday, May 18, 10:15 am, Begins at Aquinas Hall

Commencement Exercises

Saturday, May 18, immediately following the procession, Dominican Center field
The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. The ceremony will start with a processional from Aquinas Hall. This will be followed by speakers, conferral of hoods, the confirmation of degrees, and then personal congratulations, where each graduate’s name will be read as he/she walks across the stage. Graduates are expected to remain at Commencement until the ceremony concludes.

For additional information, please see the Commencement Guide. Specific questions can be addressed by emailing