Commencement Ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Commencement Activities

Date Event How to Participate
May 16, 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Liturgy Join via Zoom
May 21, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. GradWalk Sign up for a time slot
May 21, 7 p.m. Spring 2020 Commencement Video Premiere Will be posted here
May 21, 8 p.m. Winter 2020 and Spring 2021 Commencement Video Premiere Will be posted here
May 22, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. GradWalk Sign up for a time slot
May 23, 10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Liturgy Join via Zoom
June Diploma covers and St. Catherine medals arrive in the mail. Update your contact info


Commencement Participation

Each graduate may choose how they want to participate in these Commencement events. Graduates had the option to create a graduation slide in March and April to be included in the videos. Graduates can also participate in Baccalaureate Liturgies, come to Grad Walk, purchase academic garb, and order a printed Commencement program. More details on all activities are posted below.

Congratulations Class of 2021 St. Catherine University
Celebrate Our Graduates!

Whether you are a graduate or know someone who is, show your pride and offer congratulations by downloading St. Kate's yard signs, campus-themed backdrops for Zoom gatherings, and custom images to post to social media.

Class of 2021 celebration downloadables

Class of 2020 celebration downloadables

Order Academic Garb

If you would like to order academic garb, use the Academic Garb Order Form

Ordering academic garb is optional and is not required for Commencement video participation. 

The academic garb package for College for Women and College for Adults graduates includes a cap, gown, and tassel relevant to your degree and program of study. For Graduate College graduates, the academic garb package includes a cap, gown, hood and tassel relevant to your degree and program of study. 

  • Only students cleared for graduation (meaning you met your degree requirements) can order academic garb.
  • If your student ID does not work with the academic garb form, please check with the Registrar’s office at 651-690-6531 or to confirm you have been cleared to graduate.
  • Academic garb orders are done through an external vendor, Balfour. Therefore, academic garb orders will take roughly 10-15 business days to fulfill.
  • Please note, there are no returns on garb orders. All sales are final.

Request a Printed Commencement Program

To request a printed program listing all the graduates and degrees, please fill out this order form. Printed programs are free and will be mailed to your preferred address.

Request a printed program

Attend a Virtual Baccalaureate Liturgy

Graduates and their families are invited to join one of two online Baccalaureate Liturgies celebrating Commencement from Our Lady of Victory Chapel.

  • Sunday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Access the Baccalaureate Liturgies via Zoom

Sign Up for GradWalk

We are pleased to offer a Commencement celebration experience for those graduates who wish to mark the successful conclusion of their St. Catherine University education on campus. All 2020 and 2021 graduates are invited to this informal event. Held on The O’Shaughnessy patio, graduates will be able to cross a stage to receive their diplomas, have professional photos taken, and pick up alumni swag.

Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 | By appointment only.

Sign up for a GradWalk time slot

Watch Your Commencement Video on May 21

The University is producing two pre-recorded Commencement videos celebrating the classes of 2020 and 2021. One video honors the spring 2020 graduates. The other video will honor the combined graduates of winter 2020 and spring 2021.

Both videos will be released and available here on May 21, 2021.

  • The video for the spring class of 2020 will premiere at 7 p.m.
  • The video for the combined winter class of 2020 and the spring class of 2021 will premiere at 8 p.m.

Both videos will remain available so that graduates and their family and friends can watch when it's most convenient.