Undergraduate Commencement

Undergraduate Student FAQs

UPDATED 9/3/2020:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Commencement 2020 ceremonies and events that were rescheduled for December 11-13, 2020 has been postponed until May 2021. The health and safety of the Saint Mary’s community and guests is our top priority, and with the current state-mandated restrictions in place, especially those prohibiting indoor gatherings and large events, we are unable to hold commencement in December as originally planned. As more information becomes available, it will be released to the Saint Mary's Community. 

Commencement FAQs


On May 23, 2020, we will launch the special Class of 2020 website which will honor and recognize the graduating class of 2020.  This is not a live event and is not meant to replace or re-create Commencement.  The website will feature messages from the president, provost, valedictorian, and more. Students participating in Commencement will automatically have a personalized graduate profile that will include their name, major, and honors. Students will also be given the opportunity to submit additional information to their page, such as a photo, quote, SMC memories, and links to their social media accounts.

Students can submit their information for the Class of 2020.

Personalize Your Graduate Page


Can I get more information regarding commencement portraits?

Please visit this link for more information.

I’d like to attend or participate in cultural graduation. How can I find out more information?

How can I order graduation announcements? 

If you would like to order online, we also have that option available.