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College Ceremonies

Each College holds special ceremonies for graduates and their guests. At each ceremony, the individual graduate names will be called. Listed below are times and locations for each of the colleges.

Please note that the undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Recognition Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 17 at 4 p.m. in the Pavilion.

Villanova School of Business

Recognition Ceremony for Graduate and Undergraduate Candidates

  • Location: The Pavilion
  • Time: 9:30 am
    Doors to the Pavilion open at 8:30 am

College of Nursing

Convocation

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Recognition Ceremony - Graduate Candidates

  • Location: Mendel Field
  • Time: 2 p.m.

College of Engineering

Recognition Ceremony

  • Location: Mendel Field
  • Time: 10 a.m.

 

Baccalaureate Mass - Saturday

All graduates and their families are invited to attend the Baccalaureate Mass.

Baccalaureate Mass

  • Location: University Stadium
  • Gates Open: Gates to the stadium will open at 3:30 pm
  • Mass Time: 4:30 pm and will last approximately 90 minutes
  • What to Wear: It is recommended that graduates wear their gowns and hoods (no caps) for the Mass.

Weather Contingency: In the event of severe weather, the Mass will be moved indoors to the Pavilion.  A simulcast will be available in Jake Nevin Field House as well.  If capacity is reached in Jake Nevin, we will also offer a simulcast in Driscoll Hall.  Eucharist will be distributed at the simulcast locations.

Details about the Mass

Where to Sit:  Following communion, a graduate's blessing will be included in the celebrations. For this reason, graduates are asked to sit with families and friends for the Mass.

Special Needs Guests: If you have guests who may be unable to manage the bleachers, please alert an usher. The usher will direct you to appropriate seating. Guests who require a sign language interpreter should contact the Office of The President by telephone (610) 519-8882 or email The Office of the President. A simulcast will be available in the Jake Nevin Field House regardless of the weather.  If capacity is reached in Jake Nevin, we will also offer a simulcast in Driscoll Hall.  Eucharist will distributed at both the live and simulcast liturgies.

Severe Weather: In the event of severe weather, information regarding a change in location for the Baccalaureate Mass can be obtained on the day of the event at (610) 519-8882 as well as on the Villanova University homepage at www.villanova.edu.

Seating: Guest seating will be first come - first served. When capacity is reached in the Pavilion, guests will be invited to attend the simulcast in the Jake Nevin Field House.

University Commencement Ceremony Video

Visit this link to view an archived webcast of the 2014 University Commencement Ceremony. Having trouble playing the video stream? Please confirm that your computer/mobile device meets the viewing requirements.

In addition, the video of the University Commencement Ceremony and each College Recognition Ceremony are available for viewing on the University's YouTube channel and available for download via ITunesU.

Future Commencement Weekend Dates

Year 2015: May 15—16
Year 2016: May 13—14
Year 2017: May 19—20