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Graduation & Commencement

graduate students

January 31, 2019: Deadline to register for May 2019 graduation

June 15, 2019: Deadline to register for September 2019 graduation

September 15, 2019 : Deadline to register for December 2019 graduation


Applying to Graduate

Degrees are conferred three times throughout the year: May, September, and December. Students expecting to graduate through myNOVA by the during the specified timeframe: 

September graduates: Feb. 1 - June 15
December graduates:
March 1 - Sept. 15
May graduates:
Aug. 25 - Jan. 31


Commencement Weekend

Commencement takes place every May, and all May, September, and December graduates are invited to attend. See below for details about this year's Commencement Weekend events!

Schedule of Events 2019


Friday, May 17, 2019

    President's Reception for Graduates and Guests

            Optional and open to all graduates

            6 pm-8 pm, Connelly Center


Saturday, May 18, 2019

    HRD Reception

            Open to all HRD Graduates and Guests

            10 am-12 pm, Dougherty Hall


    Graduate Commencement Ceremony

            1:00 pm, Villanova Stadium


    Baccalaureate Mass

            Optional and open to all graduates

            4:30 pm, Campus Green

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
(p) 610-519-4582
(f) 610-519-5826

Online Program
MS in HRD - Learn more!
(p) 1-866-220-0017