Commencement information for this weekend

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The Ninety-third Commencement of the College of Mount St. Joseph will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Jean Patrice Harrington Center.

Ceremony for Adult and Graduate Students will be held at 10:00 a.m.
Ceremony for Traditional Students will be held at 2:30 p.m.

Morning Ceremony

Mary Cafferty will be the Honorary Degree recipient at the morning ceremony and will address the adult and graduate students. Mary Cafferty is an alum of the Mount and former member of the Board of Trustees. She will be honored in recognition of her successful career in the insurance industry, extensive civic service in the Detroit community and her dedication to the Mount.

Afternoon Ceremony

Peg Bradley-Doppes will be the Honorary Degree recipient at the afternoon ceremony and will address the traditional students. Peg Bradley-Doppes, also a Mount alum, is vice chancellor of athletics and recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver.  She will be honored in recognition for her successful career in athletics in higher education, serving as a role model for female athletes and the leadership she has provided to many over the years.


Traditional students are required to attend practice on Thursday, May 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the Harrington Center.

The Baccalaureate Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mater Dei Chapel. All are welcome! Students will line up at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the classroom building and process to the chapel.

The Graduation ceremonies will be held on Saturday, May 10. Doors will open one hour before each ceremony.  Every guest must have a ticket, including small children who are held.  Forms were sent in the final graduate mailing.

Children's Center

The Children’s Center will be open to care for children ages three months to five years of age during each ceremony.  Children will not be accepted on a drop-in basis. Pre-Registration is required.


A buffet brunch is offered in the Fifth Third Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased until May 8, 2014.

Stream it Live

For family and friends who cannot attend the ceremony, they have the opportunity to view the 2014 Commencement Ceremonies live via the internet. You will need to register a username and password.  There is no fee. The ceremonies will be archived under “Special Events” so they can be viewed anytime.

Say Cheese!

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