Greetings from President Donahue


PresidentCommencement is an exciting time on every college campus.  At Saint Mary's, it acknowledges our students' academic achievements and reaffirms the continuing vitality of the campus.  The granting of baccalaureate and graduate degrees is celebrated through long-standing traditions, as well as reflections on the opportunities ahead. 

These webpages provide important details and information regarding graduation and the activities scheduled for Commencement Weekend, May 26-28, 2017.  If you have questions after reading this material, please contact the Commencement Office at (925) 631-8300 or email the Commencement Office at

To each of our graduates, we hope you will participate in the Commencement activities as a way of sharing this great accomplishment with your fellow Gaels, as well as with the families and friends who have supported you on your journey to one of life's most significant milestones.

James A Donahue