Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement


Congratulations, Class of 2024!

As you approach the finish line of your Graduate and Professional Studies journey, Saint Mary’s College is planning a traditional, in-person Commencement this year to commemorate your hard work and dedication!

View the Graduate & Professional Studies Commencement Program by clicking the link below:

*The preceding list of graduates and their degrees is based on information supplied by the various program offices. Although every effort was made to ensure that the information was correct at the time the booklet went to press. 


Please join us at Chapel Plaza following Commencement on Sunday, May 26th for light refreshments to celebrate!


Graduand Informational Video

Attention Graduands! Watch the video below for information on what to do and expect the day of Commencement. This video contains archival footage curated by the Office of Marketing & Communications.


Commencement Tickets

Tickets are required for entry to the Commencement exercises in the SMC Stadium on Sunday, May 26th at 9:00 a.m. for Graduate & Professional Studies (& LEAP).

LEAP Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral candidates registered to participate in Commencement exercises in the SMC Stadium on Sunday, May 26th may request up to 25 guest tickets per graduand via the online Ticket Request Form which goes live at Grad Fair on Thursday, March 28th. 

  • Tickets for Commencement on Sunday, May 26, 2024 may be requested here ujntil Friday, May 17th.
    • Requestors must be registered to participate on Sunday, 5/26/34 to receive extra tickets.
  • Guests, please have your tickets in hand as you approach the SMC Stadium for a smooth and speedy entrt.
  • Tickets are digital and need only be shown via a mobile device for entry, or you may print your ticket if you prefer. 



There will be no rehearsal. Please review all the documentation sent to you via email from the Commencement Committee, so you are prepared. Ushers will direct you where to go during the ceremony.


Accessible Seating and Accommodations

Students with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the Commencement Liturgy, the College Commencement ceremony, and/or the Grad Grounds event should submit a request via the Google Form as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

Guests with mobility issues can proceed directly to the accessible seating section. This section is reserved for guests who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking. Each guest may bring one additional person into the accessible seating section with them. Accessible parking is also available, as well as golf carts to transport guests to the ceremony location. Sign language interpretive service is provided as part of the ceremony.