Class of 2019
May 18, 2019
Baccalaureate and Commencement Ceremonies
Graduation is a momentous occasion that honors students and their achievements. It is the culmination of many years of effort and commitment from students and their families. We look forward to celebrating your hard work with you this academic year.
Clarke University has one official commencement ceremony for all students (undergraduate and graduate) completing degrees in December 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019. The Baccalaureate Ceremony, which includes a hooding ceremony, will be held in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center at 10 a.m. followed by the Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Graduating students are encouraged to participate in both ceremonies.
Friday, May 17:
9:00 a.m. Student Practice (gather in Terence Donaghoe Hall at 8:45 a.m.)
Saturday, May 18:
9:00 a.m. Robert and Ruth Kehl Center open for Baccalaureate
9:15 a.m. Students line up in Terence Donaghoe Hall
9:40 a.m. Student Procession to Kehl Center begins – All guests should be seated by 9:40 to ensure a seat. Those arriving after 9:40 will be seated after the procession has ended
10:00 a.m. Hooding Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass in Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Brunch is available in the Student Dining Hall, Mary Josita Hall. Tickets Required.
12:30 p.m. Guest Seating begins in the Kehl Center
1:15 p.m. Students line up in Terence Donaghoe Hall
1:40 p.m. Student Procession to Kehl Center begins – All guests should be seated by 1:40 to ensure a seat. Those arriving after 1:40 will be seated after the procession has ended
2:00 p.m. Commencement Ceremony in Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
Graduates process to the Atrium for light refreshments