Commencement Information

Formal commencement–hooding ceremony is held at the end of the spring semester only. Although students “graduate” at the end of the fall and summer term, there is no fall or summer commencement ceremony.

Information with regard to the respective commencement ceremony can be found below:

May 2021 Commencement

Schedule of Events

Baccalaureate Mass

Thursday, May 13, 2021
St. Thomas University
Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness
7:00PM
All graduates are invited and encouraged to attend the Baccalaureate Mass. Graduates should wear academic regalia (no caps). Guests of the graduates are welcome.

Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 14, 2021
St. Thomas University
Fernandez Family Center for Leadership & Wellness
9:00AM

All graduates and their guests are required to wear a mask if they plan on participating in any of the scheduled graduation events.

Graduation Reception

Friday, May 14, 2021
Cordero Breezeway – Law School
Immediately following the conclusion of the commencement ceremony
All graduates and their guests are required to wear a mask if they plan on participating in any of the scheduled graduation events.

Graduation Registration

Spring and Summer Graduates

Monday, February 8, 2021 through Friday, February 12, 2021
STU Law Students eligible for graduation will receive an invitation to register for graduation online.

Joint degree students must register with the both the Law School and the University Registrar; please check with the University for deadlines.

Graduation Expo

March 2 and 3, 2021
10:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Evelyn and George Goldbloom Convocation Hall

At the graduation expo, students will have the opportunity to have their photos taken by Werner Kahn Studios for the graduation program, order individualized announcements (by imprinting graduates’ names on the announcements), and order class rings from Herff Jones.

Pictures of our graduates will be placed in the graduation program. We would like the program to include photographs of the entire graduating class. Werner Kahn Studios and Herff Jones will be on campus on March 2 and 3, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., in Evelyn and George Goldbloom Convocation Hall. To help this process run smoothly, students must sign-up for a time slot by visiting the Photo Registration Page