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2019 Commencement: What You Need to Know

"Pomp and Circumstance" is cued up and the caps and gowns are ready. Saint Louis University will graduate its newest alumni this week. Here’s what you need to know before the celebrations begin.

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How to Watch SLU's Commencement Ceremonies 

See your favorite Billiken become a son or daughter of SLU forever. Saint Louis University graduates are honored at precommencement ceremonies held by their college or school. Precommencement ceremonies start Thursday, May 16 and continue Friday, May 17.

See 2019’s Precommencement Schedule

Following the precommencements, all spring graduates and their friends and families will join together for the University’s commencement ceremony Saturday, May 18, in Chaifetz Arena. 

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Watch the Ceremonies Stream Online

All precommencements held in Chaifetz Arena and the University’s commencement ceremony will stream live online at Most precommencement ceremonies will also stream on the Facebook page of their respective school or college. SLU Madrid held its commencement ceremony in Spain May 11. See the highlights.

Stream 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

The main commencement ceremony will stream on Saint Louis University’s Facebook page. Archived live streams will be available on the respective Facebook pages under Videos. The University’s commencement ceremony will also be made available on Saint Louis University's YouTube channel. See live updates on commencement day by following Saint Louis University on Twitter or by using #SLU2019.

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Commencement Speakers and Honorees

The 2019 Saint Louis University commencement address will be delivered by Randall L. Stephenson, CEO of AT&T. Stephenson will be honored with a Doctor of Commerce from SLU during the ceremony.

Other honorary degree recipients for 2019 include:

The student address will be delivered by Matthew Prest, 2019 graduate of SLU’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

Other Events Honoring Graduates 

In addition to the precommencement and commencement ceremonies, SLU has two other special events for graduates.

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