Commencement Week Celebrations

Spring Commencement

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Welcome to the SXU commencement website and congratulations on your upcoming graduation. This site has been designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about our commencement ceremonies and related activities, so we hope our graduates and their guests take a few moments to browse through these pages. We look forward to seeing you at the next ceremony.

Below are important dates and times related to this event. All events are on the Chicago campus.

Academic Regalia (Cap and Gown) Distribution Day

Thursday, April 10, 2014
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Butler Reception Room
Warde Academic Center
Please bring student ID or driver's license.

Master of arts in teaching leadership students in the School of Education will receive regalia and tickets at their instructional sites.

Commencement Liturgy

Friday, May 9, 2014, 4:30 p.m. 
McDonough Chapel

Tickets are not required for the liturgy. Graduating students are asked to wear their academic regalia.

Commencement Ceremonies

Undergraduate Ceremony

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Shannon Center Main Arena

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Student lineup at 9:30 a.m. (Shannon Center West Gym)

Graduate Ceremony

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Shannon Center Main Arena

A reception will follow immediately after each ceremony in the diner of the Warde Academic Center.

listing of commencement committees and members is available on mySXU, the University intranet. You may contact us via email at commencement@sxu.edu or via the voicemail hotline at 773-298-3867.

Petitioners who do not meet academic and/or financial graduation requirements by the end of the Spring 2014 semester are not entitled to process in the commencement ceremony. The Office of Records and Advising (773-298-3501) verifies each petitioner's academic eligibility to graduate. The Office of the Bursar (773-298-3046) verifies each petitioner's financial eligibility to graduate.  

More Information

View more information the about Commencement Ceremony (PDF).

Commencement Brochure

View more information about Graduation Cap and Gown Portraits (PDF).

Cap & Gown Spring 2014