Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's everything you did to get here.

December Commencement

The Ninety-Fourth Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the University Theatre.

The 82 participating students graduating are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students and are receiving degrees from several academic divisions.


The Commencement Speaker will be Kathleen Tierney Ware. Ms. Ware is an alum from the class of 1966 and is the retired CEO of Mayerson Academy.


The celebration will continue with a reception in the Theatre Gallery immediately following the commencement ceremony. Bring your camera and have a picture taken with President Aretz.


Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. We ask those who have signed up for disability seating to arrive early.

The event is not open to the public – those who attend must have a ticket.

Professional pictures of each graduate will be taken by GradImages. To view proofs and order pictures, contact GradImages at or call 1 800 261-2576.

Children's Center

Childcare is available for the first 15 children, ages three months to five years who are pre-registered. Pre-registry for your child is required, as care will not be available on a Drop-In basis. The registration form is available at Graduation Childcare Registration. Please complete the form and mail it to the address listed on the form before December 5, 2014.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.