Congratulations on joining the esteemed ranks of
Saint Mary graduates!


As Commencement approaches, there are a few important dates and events for you to remember:

Convocation & Hooding


Rehearsal

3 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel

  • Meet in Berchmans First Floor and process to Annunciation

Ceremony

3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel

  • Meet in Berchmans First Floor and process to Annunciation



DPT Pinning


Ceremony

5 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel

Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates are presented with the official USM pin, a symbol of achievement in the field.

All DPT grads are expected to attend. Families and friends are welcome as well.




Nurses Pinning


Traditional Nurses Pinning

3 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel
Reception following in Saint Joseph Dining Hall
 

Accelerated and Online Nurses Pinning

7 p.m., Friday, May 12, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel
Reception following in Saint Joseph Dining Hall


Nursing grads are presented with the official USM nursing pin, a symbol of welcome to the profession.


The pinning ceremony is an historic ritual that dates back to Florence Nightingale. All nursing graduates are expected to attend. Families and friends are welcome as well.




Commencement


Rehearsal

1 p.m., Saturday, May 6, 2017
in McGilley Fieldhouse


Senior Send Off—
Wine and Cheese Reception

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Following Commencement practice at the Alumni Brick Courtyard (at the front steps of Xavier Hall)

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Baccalaureate Mass

10 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017
in Annunciation Chapel

Graduates and families of all faiths are invited to attend.


Brunch

11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017
in Saint Joseph Dining Hall

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Ceremony

1 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017
in McGilley Fieldhouse
 - Doors open at 11:30


Lemonade Reception

Following Commencement, Saturday, May 13, 2017
on the Front Circle




Attire:

Graduation regalia (cap and gown) is required for:

  • Commencement

  • Convocation & Hooding Ceremony

  • Baccalaureate Mass


Regalia is not required for rehearsals.

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A $50.00 late fee will be applied to all cap and gown orders ordered after April 17, 2017.

 


*Note: the Convocation & Hooding Ceremony is for undergraduates only. Master's and Doctoral students are hooded at Commencement.