FAQs

The questions below will be updated as we have new information to share with our graduates and their family members.

We will be reviewing all feedback and working with student leadership and our campus planning partners to make this year’s Commencement as meaningful and joyful as possible under the current conditions of the pandemic.

Email your suggestions and questions to commencement@stmarys-ca.edu

Yes, the traditional Grad Grounds is planned in person for undegraduates. Please view information on the website, here.

For graduate and professional studies graduates, there will be a reception hosted at the Chapel Lawn after Commencement.

Grad Fair will be held in the SODA Center on March 1st-2nd from 8 am to 3 pm. Vendors will be present for all things commencment and information regarding college rings, commencement portraits, cultural grad celebrations, grad announcements, and grad grounds. More information coming soon.

Find out more information about how to register for one of the Intercultural Center’s our four Cultural Graduate Celebrations here. Applications opens Friday, March 11th and closes Friday, April 22nd. Cultural stoles will be provided for FREE for all graduates.

Lavender Graduate Celebration
Thursday, May 12 @ 4:30 p.m.  |  Hagerty
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Asian Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration
Saturday, May 14 @ 9 a.m.  |  SMC Chapel
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Black Graduate Celebration
Thursday, May 19 @ 6 p.m.  |  Soda Center (Moraga Room)
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Latinx Graduate Celebration
Friday, May 20 @ 8:30 a.m.  |  SMC Chapel
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