Graduation Fair

Graduation Fair

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.

Website: Jostens for Saint Mary's College of California


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
Phone: 925-275-1075

C&M Party Props

Website: C&M Party Props
Telephone: 925-934-3181

Chairs for Affairs Party Rentals

Website: Chairs for Affairs
Telephone: 925-370-1300

Gagnon's Party Rentals

Website: Gagnon's Party Rentals
Telephone: 925-284-3000

Herff Jones

Diploma frames
Website: Herff Jones
*You can also purchase them and pick them up at the SMC Bookstore.KDO Designs

Website: KD Occasions

Telephone: 925-408-5908

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.

Phone: 925-315-0580

Fuget About It!

Phone: 925-639-6449

Locanda Positano 


Phone: 925-310-4337

Los Panchos 

Phone: 925-689-4430

Maria Maria



Phone: 855-984-7469

St Vincent de Paul – Champions Catering

Phone: 1-510-681-3301





Check-out our Shop Commencement page for class rings, graduation announcement, leis and much more!