May 2017 Schedule of Commencement Events

Saint Louis University's spring commencement celebrations begin with a Baccalaureate Mass followed by a toast to the year's graduates.  

Wednesday, May 17

Time Event Location
4 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass College Church 
5:30 p.m-7 p.m. President’s Toast to the Class of 2017 Reception BSC Wool Ballroom

Thursday, May 18 

Time Event Location
10 a.m. College for Public Health and Social Justice Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena 
1 p.m.  School of Nursing Pre-Commencement Ceremony  Chaifetz Arena 
3:30 p.m. School of Education Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena 
6 p.m. Parks College of Aviation, Engineering and Technology Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena

Friday, May 19

Time Event Location 
8:30 a.m. College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena
11:30 a.m.  School of Medicine Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena 
2:30 pm. Doisy College of Health Sciences Pre-Commencement Ceremony Chaifetz Arena 
3 p.m.

Pre-Commencement : 
Center for Health Care Ethics
Center for Health Outcomes Research
Center for Sustainability 

Sinquefield Stateroom
6 p.m.  School of Business Pre-Commencement Chaifetz Arena
6 p.m.  School for Professional Studies Pre-Commencement  BSC Wool Ballroom

Saturday, May 20

Time Event Location
9 a.m. 2017 Commencement  Chaifetz Arena*
2 p.m. School of Law Hooding Ceremony BSC Wool Ballroom
* The Commencement ceremony will also stream online at