Commencement

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Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

As you approach the finish line of your undergraduate journey, Saint Mary’s College is planning a traditional, in-person Commencement this year to commemorate your hard work and dedication!

Commencement Event Registration is open now in GaelXpress 2.0 (GXP2.0). All eligible Undergrad and GPS students must register by March 1, 2024 in order to participate in Commencement.

Congratulations on this momentous achievement and many blessings on your future endeavors!

Commencement Liturgy — Friday, May 24, 2024 (location coming soon)

As is our tradition, Commencement Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the opening of Commencement Weekend. In prayer, we are reminded of one of our greatest hopes for our graduates as they leave Saint Mary’s. The liturgy will be a celebration of the Eucharist in our Lasallian Catholic tradition, and all members of our Saint Mary’s Community, whether Catholic or of another faith/spiritual identity, are most welcome. Entrance will begin at 4:30 p.m.

For more information or to get involved, please reach out to Eddie Ventura, Assistant Director of Liturgy and Faith Formation: edv1@zjruxin.com.

Undergraduate Commencement – Saturday, May 25, 2024 at the Stadium

Undergraduate Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 9 a.m. We ask that graduates arrive two hours prior to the start time (7 a.m.) in preparation for the event. We recommend you inform your guests to expect traffic and allow time to secure parking. The event will also be live-streamed and recorded for guests who are unable to attend the event in person.

Graduate, Credential, and Professional Studies Commencement — Sunday, May 26, 2024 at the Stadium

Graduate, Credential, and Professional Studies Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 9 a.m. We ask that graduates arrive two hours prior to the start time (7 a.m.) in preparation for the event. We recommend you inform your guests to expect traffic and allow time to secure parking. The event will also be live-streamed and recorded for guests who are unable to attend the event in person.

Cultural Graduate Celebrations

  • 17th Annual Lavender Graduate Celebration (LGBTQIA+ Community): Thursday, May 16, 2024 (location coming soon)
  • 22nd Annual Asian & Pacific Islander Graduate Celebration: Saturday, May 18, 2024 (location coming soon)
  • 28th Annual Black Graduate Celebration: Thursday, May 23, 2024 (location coming soon)
  • 25th Annual Latinx Graduate Celebration: Friday, May 24, 2024 (location coming soon)

For more information, please contact the commencement@zjruxin.com email.

Students with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the Commencement Liturgy, the College Commencement ceremony, and/or the Grad Grounds event should email Julie Scaff, jas37@zjruxin.com, as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements. The email should include the following: Name of student, SMC ID number, & accommodation needs for each event.

Guests with mobility issues can proceed directly to the accessible seating section. This section is reserved for family members who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking. Each guest may bring one additional person into the accessible seating section with them. Accessible parking is available, as well as golf carts to help family members get to the ceremony site. Sign language interpretive service is provided as part of the ceremony.

Students with immediate access to register for the Commencement Event Registration:

If your evaluation is complete or pending complete, you will have immediate access to submit the Commencement Event Registration module on GaelXpress 2.0 (see image below). Upon submission of this registration on GXP2.0, you have registered for commencement!  

Students without access to the Commencement Registration module: 

Students without immediate access will view the error "The data record did not pass the criteria specified in the rule" (see image below). Students in progress and/or those who will have up to two remaining requirements on their academic evaluation will need to fill out the Commencement Eligibility Review Petition to determine eligibility for this event. If you have any remaining requirements, even if you think it is an error, please reach out to tao@zjruxin.com for assistance. Submitting the petition does not guarantee eligibility for commencement. You will receive an email decision of your petition from the Office of the Registrar once it has been reviewed and processed.

 

Office of the Registrar

1928 Saint Marys Road
Filippi Administrative Hall, 135
PMB 4748
Moraga, CA 94575
Phone: 925-631-4214

Email: registrar@zjruxin.com

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Take A Look From Last Year's

Undergrad and GPS pictures and Livestream below. 

Important Dates

Take a look at the pages for more information regarding Commencement. 

live stream undergraduate commencement saturday may 20 2023

2023 Live Stream

Celebrate along with the Class of 2023 Saint Mary’s College of California Graduates! Tune in on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am.

Contact Us

Commencement Committee
Email: commencement@zjruxin.com
 

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