Mark your calendar!
Grad Fair is Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Soda Activity Center.
Kick off Spring Break by visiting Grad Fair to pick up your Commencement Regalia, learn about all of the events during Commencement Weekend, check in with SMC offices, and meet local vendors for your Grad Ground (aka plots)!
If you have registered to participate in Commencement, come to the Grad Fair to pick up your complimentary regalia (cap, gown, tassel and hood), guest tickets, parking passes, view personalized announcements, class jewelry, diploma frames, Alumni merchandise and more. Graduands will also have opportunities to win prizes! You could win a free diploma frame from Jostens to show off your achievement.
The Grad Fair will feature campus representatives from Alumni, Career Center, Meetings, Events, & Conference Services (Grad Grounds information), Registrar's Office, Intercultural Center, and many more helpful staff members. Additionally, a number of vendors will be on-site event rental companies and local caterers are also invited in case you missed the Grad Grounds Showcase on February 26th.
We are still planning Grad Fair, so check back later for more information.
Our official Commencement Photographer will provide complimentary sitting for graduate photos.
Commencement Regalia and Accessory Vendors
Our official Commencement Regalia partner will be showing personalized announcements, class jewelry options and selling discounted bundles which include a diploma frame, SMC stole, and SMC Logo Zipper pull. Use the Stolebuilder to create a custom SMC stole with your area of study, class year, and other custom text and images.
SMC has partnered with CollegeWear to provide graduates the option to order custom stoles to represent campus affiliations, clubs, Schools and more.
Website: Currently Under Construction
Event Rentals and Vendors
The businesses below attended our 2020 Grad Fair. Please visit their page or give them a call for more information.
A Grande Affair
Website: A Grande Affair
C&M Party Props
Website: C&M Party Props
Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals
Website: Chairs for Affairs
Gagnon's Party Rentals
Website: Herff Jones
*You can also purchase them and pick them up at the SMC Bookstore.KDO Designs
Website: KD Occasions
Sweet Celebrations - Party Supply & Rental Shop in Danville
Telephone: (925) 855-4640
The catering companies listed attended our 2020 Grad Fair. These are samples of caterers you can find locally to cater your receptions. Additionally, because they have visited Saint Mary's in the past, they may be aware of the campus and specific directions.
Eat Drink Be Merry Catering Co.
Fuget About It!
St Vincent de Paul – Champions Catering
Check-out our Shop Commencement page for class rings, graduation announcement, leis and much more!