Commencement Schedule

Commencement Weekend is May 15-16, 2020

The weekend begins with the Charles Widger School of Law Mass, followed by the School of Law Commencement Ceremony, on Friday morning.

On Friday afternoon, the ROTC Mass and Commissioning Ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church.

The Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony takes place on Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in Villanova Stadium. Following the ceremony, the University President, Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, will host a reception for all graduates and their guests featuring light food and cocktails. Families are invited to take part in this celebratory event.

On Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m., the Undergraduate College Convocations will take place at various locations. These college-specific events feature the calling of each graduate's name and photo opportunities of the students walking across the stage.

The Graduate University Commencement Ceremony, specifically for all Masters and PhD graduates, will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Villanova Stadium. This event will feature the calling of each graduate's name and photo opportunities of the students walking across the stage.

The weekend concludes with the Baccalaureate Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Campus Green.  


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Order Graduation announcements

Graduation announcements are now available for purchase for Villanova graduates via the Bartley Print Center. Announcements, which can include personalized pictures and text, will take around one week to ship home. For ordering information and further details, please contact Bonnie Lyons at the Bartley Print Center on Villanova’s campus to order your announcements today. Contact information: Bonnie Lyons 610-519-5915 or email questions to

Order Class Ring

Support the Senior Class Gift

You can make your Senior Class Gift using whichever of the below methods is easiest for you!

  • Online, any day and any time
  • In person during one of our SAA or SCG events
  • By phone at 1-800-486-5244 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST)

Click here for more information.

Viewing for Friends & Family unable to attend ceremony

The Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremony will be streamed live on Friday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. and the Baccalaureate Mass will be streamed live on Saturday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. The Undergraduate College Convocations on Saturday, May 16 will be video taped and available on our YouTube Channel within the week of the ceremony.  

  • The live video streams of the 2020 Commencement and Baccalaureate Mass. This link will also be posted on the University homepage on May 15.
  • You can test the ability of your computer or mobile device to view the live video stream by watching the 2017 commencement ceremony.
  • Having trouble playing the video stream? Please confirm that your computer/mobile device meets the viewing requirements.
  • On Desktop Computers: Google Chrome or Internet Explorer provides best viewing experience


Family & Friends Checklist

View the Family & Friends checklist for area hotels and restaurants, in addition you will find information about ordering flowers and announcements. 

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JJ Brown
Chair of VU Seniors
Office of Student Involvement

Jeanette Anthony
Career Center

Joe Citera
Office of Student Involvement

Kasia Jaworski
University Advancement

Brian McCabe
Campus Ministry

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University Advancement

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