Commencement FAQ

When is Saint Louis University's graduation ceremony?

Saint Louis University graduates are conferred at commencement ceremonies at the close of the fall and spring semesters. Dates for upcoming ceremonies are: 

  • December 9, 2016
  • May 20, 2017
  • December 15, 2017
  • May 19, 2018
Where is Saint Louis University's commencement held?

Saint Louis University's commencement ceremonies are held in Chaifetz Arena. 

Where do I get my diploma from Saint Louis University?

Diplomas will be mailed to the diploma mailing address you specify on your Application to Graduate. Blue diploma covers will be available for pickup after the commencement ceremony. Learn more about diplomas and graduation at SLU. 

 

When is the annual Baccalaureate Mass?

Each May, Saint Louis University celebrates a Baccalaureate Mass in honor of graduates. The 2017 date has not yet been announced. 

 

Where can I find the schedule for SLU's spring pre-commencement ceremonies?

Saint Louis University holds pre-commencement ceremonies on the two days prior to Commencement each spring to read aloud the name of each graduate. Get the full schedule here.

How do I RSVP for the President's Toast to the Class, my pre-commencement ceremony or the commencement ceremony​?

All students who have applied to graduate will receive RSVP instructions via their SLU email address.

Is there a map showing SLU commencement activities?

A map showing the location of Saint Louis University's spring commencement locations and nearby parking can be found here.

Are there accommodations near Saint Louis University?

Saint Louis University offers an on-site hotel option: Hotel Ignacio. The University also maintains a list of suggested accommodations near campus.

Can I watch the Saint Louis University commencement ceremony online?

Saint Louis University's spring Commencement ceremony streams live online each year. You may also see past Saint Louis University Commencement events on SLU's YouTube channel.

Is there a commencement press release template for my hometown newspaper? 

 Saint Louis University provides you with a  news release template to send to your hometown newspaper or newspapers. Simply fill in the blanks and submit the form through email, fax or mail. Please note that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch does not run individual graduation announcements. Check with your local paper regarding their graduation announcement guidelines.

Download the Commencement news release template 


If you need additional information about your graduation or the events surrounding commencement, call 314-977-6338.