Online Application for "Plots" Opens February 22, 2017

Important Dates:

  • February 22, 2017 - Online Application Opens
  • March 3, 2017  - Online Application Closes
  • March 10, 2017  - Confirmation of Receipt
  • March 31, 2017  - Final Submission of Forms and Payment
  • May 5, 2017  - Site Locations Released

Post-Commencement Receptions

Chapel Lawn PLOTS Reception
Every new beggining must start with a farewell. Here at Saint Mary's we want our graduation celebrations to be as unique as the students themselves! 

Graduation Plots

Celebrate your milestone achievement of graduation with those closest to you right here on campus! Graduate Receptions also known as "Plots" is a one of a kind event only at Saint Mary's College. Don't miss your opportunity to celebrate in this unique tradtion.

You are free to arrange your reception as you wish. Enjoy a family potluck or have your reception professionally catered. Please review our guidelines for catered events. Applications will be available online by 8:00 a.m. on February 22, 2017.

Reception sites are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. During the application process, reception sites will remain available until the designated capacity is reached.  Post commencement reception questions may be directed to Meetings, Events, & Conference Services at 925-631-4156 or

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