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

May Commencement

The Ninety-Fifth Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Jean Patrice Harrington, SC, Student Center.

The ceremony for adult and graduate students will be held at 10 a.m., and the ceremony for traditional students will be held at 2:30 p.m.

The 422 participating students graduating are a mix of traditional and adult graduate students who are receiving degrees from several academic divisions.


Watch each graduation ceremony broadcast live, provided by the links below. 

Adult / Graduate Ceremony | 9:50 AM | Saturday, May 9, 2015

Traditional Ceremony | 2:20 PM | Saturday, May 9, 2015


Paula Gonzalez, SC, will address the adult and graduate students during the morning ceremony at 10 a.m. Sister Paula Gonzalez is an internationally known futurist, environmentalist and educator who has been a proponent of energy conservation since the 1970s.

David Dougherty will address the traditional students during the afternoon ceremony at 2:30 p.m. He is the founder and CEO of Education at Work, a nonprofit organization that employs college students to help them earn money to manage the cost of their education and gain job skills and education needed to compete for 21st century jobs.


Doors will open at 9 a.m. for the ceremony for adult and graduate students, and 1:30 p.m. for the ceremony for traditional students. 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.

Handicapp parking will be available and there will also be a drop off area in front of the Harrington Center.

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 May 4, 2015.

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.