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Commencement 2022

Congratulations, you are GRADUATING!

On this site, you’ll find descriptions about all graduation events and how to RSVP for you and your guests. You’ll also find links to order your cap and gown (no charge), and personalized announcements (optional). There are no graduation fees or costs to attend ceremonies.

RSVP for Graduation
RSVP for PNC Ceremony

Tuesday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 11th

Cap and Gown Pickup

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Lied Fitness Center Fieldhouse

Tips for decorating your cap 

The commencement ceremony is a time of celebration for you and your family and friends. It is a traditional and dignified event, so we don’t want to distract from the ceremony or the celebration of each student. We want it to be memorable for everyone. Use your imagination and decorate your hat as you wish, but please keep it in good taste and in the spirit of a special ceremony. 

A few simple rules to follow would be: 

  • Nothing dangling from the sides
  • Nothing elevated from the cap or sticking up high
  • No lights or noises
     

Order Announcements (Optional)

Announcements are personalized, take 7-10 business days and are mailed directly to your home.

Saturday, May 14th 

4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass |  Our Lady of Mercy Chapel 

5:00 p.m. Dinner Reception - For All Guests

  • PNC Dinner for Graduates and Guests | Outside of Madonna Hall (by the blue umbrella tables) 
  • Undergraduate Dinner for Graduates and Guests | CSM Plaza
  • Graduate Program Dinner for Graduates and Guests | Outside of the Hillmer Art Gallery

7:00 p.m. Practical Nursing Certificate Ceremony | Gross Auditorium  

7:00 p.m. Honors Ceremony | Our Lady of Mercy Chapel 

7:00 p.m. Graduate Commencement (for Masters and Doctoral Students) |  Lied Fitness Center Fieldhouse       

The ceremony will include the academic procession of graduates, the national anthem, and an address by guest speaker Stephanie Clary, an environment editor at EarthBeat, that publishes stories about climate crisis, faith and action.

  • Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse
  • The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.
  • Professional photos will be taken when you receive your diploma. Proofs and order forms will be emailed to you following the ceremony.
  • There will also be family picture taking stations in the Fieldhouse.
  • Please return your robe to the robing area in exchange for your diploma.
  • CSM kindly asks that you not wear corsages or other accessories on your academic attire.
     

Sunday, May 15th 

10:00 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement  |  Lied Fitness Center Fieldhouse        

The ceremony will include the academic procession of graduates, the national anthem, and an address by guest speaker Stephanie Clary, an environment editor at EarthBeat, that publishes stories about climate crisis, faith and action. We will also announce honors for the undergraduates as we call your names.

  • Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. in the Fieldhouse
  • The ceremony will last approximately 1 hour.
  • Professional photos will be taken when you receive your diploma. Proofs and order forms will be emailed to you following the ceremony.
  • There will also be family picture taking stations in the Fieldhouse.
  • Please return your robe to the robing area in exchange for your diploma.
  • CSM kindly asks that you not wear corsages or other accessories on your academic attire.
  • Honor cords for bachelor’s degree graduates (if earned) will be distributed before the ceremony.

 

Fill Out Graduate Exit Survey

Each year, we ask all of our graduates to fill out an exit survey so that we can improve our academic programs, update our records and stay in touch with you! All responses are confidential and may only be shared with our Academic Affairs and/or Alumnae Office. Fill out this short survey for a chance at a $50 Gift Card! (note: Undergraduates only fill out the Undergraduate survey; Graduate students only fill out the Graduate survey):

Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

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