Commencement 2014: Information for Invited Guests
Wednesday, May 14:
- Senior Theology Exam
- Senior/Faculty Bowling
Thursday, May 15
- Senior Photos
12:30 –3:00 p.m.
Individual times vary
Friday, May 16:
- Commencement Practice for Seniors
9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
- President’s Reception
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Parents, seniors and their fiancés only
- Alumni and Parents’ Associations Dinner for Graduates and their Families
Fresh grilled tacos
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Picnic Area
Seniors will each receive an invitation and up to four free tickets, provided that they RSVP by April 30. Additional tickets can be purchased online for $5 each.
Saturday, May 17:
- Baccalaureate Mass for Seniors and their Families
Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel
Edwin Cardinal O’Brien presiding
- Commencement Exercises
Speaker: His Eminence Edwin Cardinal O’Brien
Luncheon immediately following in St. Joseph Commons
Monday, May 19:
- Residence Halls Close
“At my alma mater and in the Marines, hard work and high standards are the norm.”
– Major Brooks Braden (’97)
Judge Advocate, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
“May God bless Thomas Aquinas College for its excellent performance as a Catholic college since its foundation in 1971, a college where parents can send their children and be sure that this college is maintaining the best ideals of our faith and is giving not only information but formation.”
– Francis Cardinal Arinze
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments