Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement Rehearsal – Friday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
Commencement Liturgy – Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. in UCU Pavilion
Undergraduate Commencement – Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m. Grad Grounds will follow the event from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Graduate Commencement – Sunday, May 21 at 9 a.m. Following the event, there will be a reception on Chapel Lawn for all graduates, family, and friends from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cultural Graduate Celebrations
16th Annual Lavender Graduate Celebration (LGBTQIA+ Community) – May 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Hagerty Lounge
21st Annual Asian & Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration – May 13 at 9 a.m. in the Chapel
27th Annual Black Graduate Celebration – May 18 at 6 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center
25th Annual Latinx Graduate Celebration – May 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel
2023 Live Stream
Celebrate along with the Class of 2023 Saint Mary’s College of California Graduates! Tune in on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am.
Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement Rehearsal - Friday, May 19 at 1 p.m.
Undergraduate and Graduate & Professional Studies rehearsal will be held on Friday, May 19 at 1 p.m. Please meet in front of the UCU Pavillion. Regalia is not required for rehearsal.
Commencement Liturgy - Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m.
As is our tradition, Commencement Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the opening of Commencement Weekend. Our theme "...Leave to Serve" is itself a reminder to our graduates of one of our greatest hopes for them as they leave Saint Mary’s. The liturgy will be a celebration of the Eucharist in our Lasallian Catholic tradition, and all members of our Saint Mary’s Community, whether Catholic or from another faith tradition, are most welcome. Doors will be open at 4:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Commencement - Saturday, May 20 at 9 a.m.
Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 9 a.m. We ask that graduates arrive two hours prior to the start time (7 a.m.) in preparation for the event. We recommend you inform your guests to expect traffic and allow time to secure parking. The event will also be live-streamed and recorded for guests who are unable to attend the event in person.
Graduate Commencement - Sunday, May 21 at 9 a.m.
Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 9 a.m. We ask that graduates arrive two hours prior to the start time (7 a.m.) in preparation for the event. We recommend you inform your guests to expect traffic and allow time to secure parking. The event will also be live-streamed and recorded for guests who are unable to attend the event in person.
Cultural Graduate Celebration
- Lavender Grad (LGBTQIA+) - Thursday, May 11 - 4:30 p.m. (Hagerty Lounge)
- API Grad - Saturday, May 13 - 9 a.m. (SMC Chapel)
- Black Grad - Thursday, May 18 - 6 p.m. (Soda Center)
- Latinx Grad - Friday, May 19 - 8:30 a.m. (SMC Chapel)
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Students with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the Commencement Liturgy, the College Commencement ceremony, and/or the Grad Grounds event should email Julie Scaff, email@example.com, as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. The email should include the following: Name of student, SMC ID number, & accommodation needs for each event.
Guests with mobility issues can proceed directly to the accessible seating section. This section is reserved for family members who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking. Each guest may bring one additional person into the accessible seating section with them. Accessible parking is available, as well as golf carts to help family members get to the ceremony site. Sign language interpretive service is provided as part of the ceremony.