March With Us...

Commencement 2022 will be an in-person event! The ceremony for Graduate and Professional Studies programs is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, with the procession beginning at 10am. *LEAP students traditionally meet in front of the chapel an hour in advance of the ceremony (9am) for pictures and a chance to connect with other students and faculty. 

Those who have completed their 2021/2022 candidacy form (below) will receive regular commencement updates via email. 

You can also refer to the main Commencement webpage for updates. *Please note that LEAP students do not need to complete the Commencement Application. 

This page will be updated as more informaiton is released.



Graduation requirements include the following:

  • Completed Candidacy Form
  • Successful completion of all required coursework for the degree
  • $120 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 (last day to order online is April 24, 2022)
    • Choose "Bachelor Degree Purchase"
    • Choose "SOLA-LEAP BA"
  • Continue to check your email monthly beginning January, 2022 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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