Monday May 8    

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Distribution of gowns and hoods - Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall
4:00 PM 
Baccalaureate Mass – Great Hall (2nd Floor, George Martin Hall)
(Dress: Academic gowns, no hoods) 

Graduates assemble in James Dunn Hall Cafeteria at 3:45 PM

Tuesday May 9

9:00 AM -12:30 PM 
Distribution of gowns and hoods - Black Box Theatre, Sir James Dunn Hall
10:00 AM 
Practice for graduates - Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive
Gown distribution continues on campus until 12:30 PM

1:00 PM   
Graduates assemble - corridor between front/back entrances, Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive
2:00 PM
Convocation Ceremony - Grant Harvey Centre, 600 Knowledge Park Drive

4:30 PM   
Convocation Tea, Dining Room, George Martin Hall
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
Return gowns and hoods (note: doors do not open until 4:30 PM) - Black Box Theatre, James Dunn Hall

Diploma Framing Service - James Dunn Hall

  • A list of graduation candidates who have been approved by the Registrar’s Office will be posted on the STU website at by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, May 3.  If your name is not posted, please contact Karen Preston, Registrar (
  • Family and friends of graduating students are welcome to attend Convocation. Although we do not issue tickets, we do suggest that graduates keep their guests to no more than four.
  • Your gown and hood must be returned to the Black Box Theatre immediately following Convocation. Your diploma will be available (provided your account has been paid in full) in the Black Box Theatre after you have returned your gown and hood.
  • The STU Alumni Association will be offering a diploma framing service after Convocation in the JDH Cafeteria. If you wish to have your diploma framed at this time, we recommend ordering in advance. Featuring a Tommies-green mat designed exclusively for STU with the official crest of the University, these frames have been created to fit your diploma, certificate, or grad photo.  Frames come in a variety of sizes and finishes (wood and metal.)  If you would like to see the different styles of frames, or to purchase a frame in advance of Convocation, please go to the Alumni Affairs office (Room 413, MMH) during regular business hours. You can also view samples on-line, and access ordering information, at 
  • You are required to pay a graduation application fee of $50 whether or not you choose to attend Convocation.