VILLANOVA, Pa. – On Saturday, May 18, Villanova University celebrated its first Graduate Commencement ceremony, which brought together graduate students from all of the University's colleges and schools to celebrate with faculty, family and friends.
For the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), the University conferred four doctoral degrees in Philosophy (two of which were awarded this past December) and 302 master's degrees.
Said Dean of Graduate Studies Christine Palus, "We salute our graduates for their contributions to their academic disciplines and for helping to build this unique community of scholars at Villanova. I am inspired by your passion and your commitment to making our world a better place. Please know that you will always have a home at Villanova as you continue in your studies or embark on your professional careers."
The Spring Commencement ceremony took place on a picture-perfect afternoon in Villanova Stadium. It was the first time all graduate students received their degrees together. In past years, graduate degrees were conferred at the College or School Graduate Convocations.
- Watch the video of the Graduate Commencement Ceremony.
- See the Grad CLAS Commencement photos on Facebook.
- See the University Commencement photos.