Congratulations on nearing the end of your undergraduate career. Join the SLU-Madrid community for the Spring 2018 commencement festivities, May 11-12.
Students and families are invited to celebrate graduates during the annual Baccalaureate Mass at 5 p.m. in San Ignacio Hall. Friends and family of all faiths are welcome.
Following Mass, the University community is invited to recognize the outstanding achievements of students, faculty and staff at the annual awards ceremony at 6 p.m. in San Ignacio Hall. Join us at the reception afterwards to toast the graduates.
SLU-Madrid will celebrate the May 2018 commencement ceremony at noon on Saturday, May 12, in the auditorium of Colegio Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo, located at Calle Juan Montalvo, 30. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour and will be followed by a reception at SLU-Madrid.
Note that families and guests are invited to enter the auditorium directly upon arrival. Degree candidates (students) and faculty, dressed in caps and gowns, will meet at the Colegio’s entrance at 11:30 a.m. The procession into the auditorium will begin at 11:50 a.m.
There are a limited number of seats in the auditorium and each graduate may invite up to eight guests to the ceremony. Guests will be asked to show their invitation at the entrance. Graduates who wish to request additional invitations must send an email explaining the reason for the request to Marta Maruri at email@example.com no later than Friday, April 27. After Wednesday, May 2, any spare invitations will be distributed among those who have contacted Maruri.
To participate in the ceremony, graduates must be attired in caps and gowns. Gowns will be available for purchase in the SLU-Madrid bookstore until Friday, May 4. SLU-Madrid provides each graduate with a tassel free of charge. For more information, contact Marta Sánchez-Paulete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diplomas are not distributed during the ceremony. Saint Louis University will send diplomas to the contact address graduates have provided to the registrar. To change or update your address, email email@example.com.
As you prepare to graduate from Saint Louis University, complete the following steps to make sure that you have everything in place to receive your degree on time. One year before you plan to graduate, double check that you have completed all graduation requirements:
A graduation fee will be charged to all students on the semester that they apply and are approved for graduation. The amount of the fee can be found on the tuition and fees page.
Students should discuss their specific degree requirements with their advisors throughout their academic careers. While an advisor is there to help you in planning and confirming your progress toward graduation, ultimately it’s your responsibility to be aware of the requirements for graduation and the number of hours you have to complete toward graduation.
Changes in undergraduate degree requirements must be approved by the last day of the spring semester in order to take effect in the following academic year. Such changes must be communicated immediately to the university registrar. Deans, by exception, may allow you to take advantage of new degree requirements immediately if the exception will allow you to complete degree requirements.
The general requirements for earning a baccalaureate degree from Saint Louis University are as follows:
Determination of honors and cumulative grade point averages will be made at the time of graduation. For the purpose of computing honors and cumulative University, departmental or college grade point averages, any grade of “I” will be calculated as an “F.” Honors will not be recomputed if the “I” is subsequently changed to another grade. Any grade of “I” remaining on your record at the time of graduation must be resolved within 30 calendar days of the commencement date, at which time the “I” will automatically be converted to an “F."
Averages for graduation honors are computed only on the basis of course work taken in the schools or colleges of Saint Louis University. Students receiving a first baccalaureate degree must have completed 54 earned semester hours in residence at Saint Louis University in order to be eligible to graduate with honors. A student with a baccalaureate degree from another institution may be awarded a second baccalaureate degree with academic honors if at least 48 credit hours are earned at Saint Louis University and the minimum grade point average (based on Saint Louis University course work only) is satisfied.
Graduation honors are awarded as follows: