Highlights from the undergraduate and graduate and professional studies ceremonies and festivities.

Students at commencement.

Largest Undergraduate Class in History

This year’s graduating class764 undergradswas the largest ever in the history of Saint Mary’s. Students hailed from 15 countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Nepal, Sweden and Eritrea, and more than 17 states including Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Georgia and Massachusetts.

Panetta Gives Commencement Address

Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director under President Barack Obama, delivering the commencement address stated, "Change in our democracy will come from the bottom up, not the top down. Your degree and your education is a license to action, not an excuse to sit back and do nothing."

Graduate and Professional Programs Celebrate Achievements

Over 550 students, along with families and friends, gathered on Sunday to celebrate the graduate and professional programs commencement.

James R. Quandt '71 Delivers Commencement Address

James R. Quandt '71.James R. Quandt '71, co-founder and managing partner of the California private equity firm Thomas James Capital, advised students to, "Tuck a little piece of Saint Mary’s into your heart and your soul and never, ever forget that it is there. I promise you it will serve you well."


Graduate and Professional Programs Commencement on Social Media

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