Class of 2021
Graduate and Professional Studies

Congratulations Graduates!

The commencement events have concluded.

In-person Academic Celebration:

  • Sunday, 5/16 at 9:30 a.m. on Bellarmine Lawn


Virtual Commencement Ceremony

  • Sunday, 5/23, at 9:30 a.m.


General Questions

What factors were considered in the planning of Commencement for the Class of 2021?
What is the Stags Seniors Restaurant Week?
How Do I Order My Cap & Gown?
When will I be considered a graduate?
Will I still receive my diploma?
What is the best way to learn about alumni updates after graduation?
What if my Commencement question was not addressed on this FAQ page?

Academic Celebration Questions

Where will the in-person Academic Celebration take place?
Will the in-person Academic Ceremony be livestreamed for additional family members to participate?
How do I get my two tickets to the Academic Celebration?
What am I required to wear for the in-person Academic Celebration?
Will I be required to be tested prior to coming to campus for my Academic Celebration?
If I decide not to attend my in-person Academic Celebration, can I get a refund for my Commencement fee?
Will my guests be required to be tested prior to arriving on campus for my Academic Celebration?
How long will the ceremony last?
What entrance should I be using to get onto campus?
Will I have to show anything upon entering?
What time will seating open for each ceremony?
Will guests be sitting with their graduate at the ceremony?
Important Ticketing Notes:

Virtual Ceremony Questions

What time will the virtual ceremony take place and how do I access it?
Will there be a special Mass celebrated for my class?

Get Connected

Be sure to update your contact information, including your preferred email and mailing address:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Register Now” under First Time Visitor.
  3. Search by your first and last name.
  4. Select your name and enter your student ID number when prompted.
  5. Follow the prompts to set up your username and password.


Celebrate Your Graduate


Download Lawn Sign

Download the Class of 2021 lawn sign by clicking on the image below.

Class of 2020 Lawn Sign