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Graduate Commencement 2019

Villanova Stadium is filled for the Graduate Commencement.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Chemistry graduates gather before processing into the Commencment ceremony.

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.



Graduate students process into Villanova Stadium for the Commencement ceremony.

About Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Since its founding in 1842, Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has cultivated knowledge, understanding and intellectual courage for a purposeful life in a challenged and changing world. With 39 majors across the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, it is the oldest and largest of Villanova’s colleges, serving more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students each year. The College is committed to a teacher-scholar model, offering outstanding undergraduate and graduate research opportunities and a rigorous core curriculum that prepares students to become critical thinkers, strong communicators and ethical leaders with a truly global perspective.