COMMENCEMENT May 13-14, 2016

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Saint Joseph 's University offers congratulations and best wishes to our class of 2016 graduates. We pray that the education they have received on Hawk Hill will provide the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning, service to others and personal happiness.

Welcome to the University's Commencement homepage. Here students, their friends and families can easily access information about the weekend, including ceremonies, academic attire, tickets, neighborhood parking, accommodations and more. Please visit often, as regular updates about Commencement will be posted here.

Apply to Graduate

Please fill out and submit the on-line graduation application by logging into The Nest:

  • Select “Classes & Registration” page
  • Within the Graduation Area
    • Select “Apply to Graduate”
    • Once completed, you may review your application at anytime by selecting "View Application to Graduate"
  • For challenges with the graduation application please email

Your Cap and Gown will be available for pick up at the Graduation Salute in March in McShain Hall on the 5th floor.

Masters and Doctoral Students only:  Please click here to order your Cap and Gown prior to February 19, 2016 for pick up at the Graduation Salute

What happens after I apply online to graduate?

Commencement Weekend 2016 Events-Maguire Campus for all locations

May 13, 2016      5:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass

Mass will be held under the tent on Maguire Campus

Commencement Ceremonies:

May 14, 2016     9:00 a.m. Undergraduate Day Students

May 14, 2016     3:00 p.m. Doctoral, Graduate, Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion   



Cap and Gowns

Senior Activities & Souvenirs (Yearbook, Class Ring, Diploma Frames)

Crimson and Gray:  The Red-Tailed hawks of Saint Joseph's University

Commencement Speakers

Pomp and Ceremony

Registrar's Office

Alumni Association

Senior Challenge - Make your senior class gift!

Career Development

Campus Map