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SLU Commencement Ceremony FAQ

When is Saint Louis University's graduation ceremony?
Saint Louis University graduates are conferred at commencement ceremonies at the close of the fall and spring semesters. In the spring, the names of individual graduates are announced at pre-commencement ceremonies for each of SLU's colleges, schools and degree-granting centers. Get the full schedule of commencement events for midyear or spring.
Where can I find the schedule for SLU's pre-commencement ceremonies?
Saint Louis University holds pre-commencement ceremonies on the two days prior to Commencement each spring to read aloud the name of each graduate. Get the full schedule here.

When is the annual Baccalaureate Mass?
Each May, Saint Louis University celebrates a Baccalaureate Mass in honor of graduates. This year's event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, at College Church.

Where do I get my diploma from Saint Louis University?
Diploma are mailed to graduates at their permanent address or at an address provided to the SLU Registrar. Covers will be available for pickup after the commencement ceremony. For more information, please call (314) 977-2269.  Diploma frames are available in the bookstore year-round.

Where do I get my cap and gown for SLU commencement?
Students from Doisy College of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine should order their caps and gowns through the Medical Bookstore. All other students should order through SLU's Barnes and Noble Bookstore in the Busch Student Center. Contact your academic department or relevant student organization for honors recognition items such as cords, tassels and stoles. Get more information on caps, gowns, announcements and other SLU graduation accessories.

Can I watch the Saint Louis University commencement ceremony online?
Saint Louis University's spring Commencement ceremony streams live online each year. Watch it here. You may also see past Saint Louis University Commencement events on SLU's YouTube channel.

Where is Saint Louis University's commencement held?
Saint Louis University's commencement ceremonies are held in Chaifetz Arena, with pre-commencements held in both Chaifetz Arena and SLU's Francis Xavier College Church.  

Are there accommodations near Saint Louis University?
Saint Louis University offers two hotel options on or just off campus: Hotel Ignacio and the Water Tower Inn. The University also maintains a list of suggested accommodations near campus.

Is there a map showing SLU commencement activities?
A map showing the location of Saint Louis University's commencement locations and nearby parking can be found here.

Does Saint Louis University offer any resources for students after graduation?
From Saint Louis University's Young Alumni Association to career resources, find more information for life after SLU here.

Does Saint Louis University have a template for announcing my graduation?
Saint Louis University offers a news release that can be customized with your graduation information and sent to your hometown newspaper here.

Who can I call with questions about graduating from SLU?
Contact your individual school or college, or SLU Event Services at (314) 977-3728.
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