2023-2024 Commencement

Congratulations, Graduates!

Celebrate Throughout the Day

Students entering chapel for the mass

Baccalaureate Mass

This traditional Catholic Mass to honor and celebrate our graduating students as we send them forth from the University.

We will celebrate this Mass both days at 9 a.m. in the Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby.

Choir members singing at celebration

Interfaith Celebration

The University celebrates and honors our graduating students with an Interfaith Service that is not specific to one faith, religion, or spirituality. 

We will celebrate this service both days at 1 p.m. in the Jeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby. 

Families gathered for the post-commencement reception

Reception

Join us under the marquee on the quad for light refreshments and visit with fellow graduates and their families.

College for Adults and Graduate College reception: 12:30 pm-3:30pm Saturday, May 18, 2024

College for Women reception: 12:30pm-3:30pm Sunday, May 19, 2024

2023-24 Commencement Celebration Schedule

9 a.m.Baccalaureate MassJeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby
10 a.m.College for Adults graduates check-in and line-upRauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
11 a.m. College for Adults processionBallroom to The O'Shaughnessy
11:30 a.m. College for Adults Commencement CeremonyThe O'Shaughnessy

12:30 p.m. 

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3:30 p.m.

College for Adults and Graduate College ReceptionQuad Marquee
1 p.m.Interfaith ServiceJeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby
2 p.m.Graduate College graduates check-in and line-upRauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
3 p.m. Graduate College processionalBallroom to The O'Shaughnessy
3:30 p.m. Graduate College Commencement CeremonyThe O'Shaughnessy

College for Women Group 1 graduates represent the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences, and the School of Business.

College for Women Group2 graduates represent the School of Nursing and the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences.

9 a.m.Baccalaureate MassJeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby
10 a.m.College for Women Group 1 graduates check-in and line-upRauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
11 a.m. College for Women Group 1 processionBallroom to The O'Shaughnessy
11:30 a.m. College for Women Group 1 Commencement CeremonyThe O'Shaughnessy

12:30 p.m. 

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3:30 p.m.

College for Women Group 1 and Group 2 ReceptionQuad Marquee
1 p.m.Interfaith ServiceJeanne d'Arc Auditorium, Whitby
2 p.m.College for Women Group 2 graduates check-in and line-upRauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
3 p.m. College for Women Group 2 processionalBallroom to The O'Shaughnessy
3:30 p.m. College for Women Group 2 Commencement CeremonyThe O'Shaughnessy

Information to Know

A group of new graduates in cap and gown in a procession outside.

For Graduates

We can't wait to celebrate your achievements!

A new graduate in a cap and gown embraces someone in a hug.

For Families and Friends

We are delighted to welcome you to our beautiful campus on this special day.