Commencement Information

March With Us...

You may have graced many stages in your career, but it's now time for you to make your debut on the commencement stage!  Graduation is a special time where LEAP students from all four locations can come together to celebrate their achievements.  This year, the commencement ceremony is scheduled to take place on Sunday May 24, 2020.  The procession will begin promptly at 9:00am in the Saint Mary's College Stadium at 1928 St. Mary's Rd, Moraga, CA 94575.  There are no tickets required for this event so please feel free to invite as many guests as desired. LEAP grads meet in front of the main chapel at 8:00am for photos. 



Graduation requirements include the following:

  • Completed Candidacy Form
  • Successful completion of all required coursework for the degree
  • $125 degree processing fee (to be billed to your student account in late Spring)
  • Correct address on file with the college (you can update this by filling out a Change of Address form)
  • Cap and gown order placed
    • Choose "Bachelor Degree Purchase"
    • Choose "SOLA-LEAP BA"
  • Continue to check your SMC email account monthly beginning January, 2020 for our "March to Commencement" newsletter and stay informed! 


Travel Tips:

For those of you traveling from out of the area, you'll want to look for hotels or Airbnb locations that are in Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, or Walnut Creek for easiest access to campus.  Saint Mary's College is located closest to Oakland International Airport, and the closest BART stations are in Orinda and Lafayette. 

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