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
“Thomas Aquinas College was outstanding preparation for my future career. The great books curriculum hones critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that are absolutely essential every day in law school and as an attorney. To receive this education while also attending a school with a deep and profound Catholic culture was the most valuable college experience I could have had.”
– Tim Cantu (’10)
Attorney, Pepple Cantu Schmidt
“I was moved and edified by your remarkable fidelity to St. Thomas Aquinas. Your academic program proposes an original way of training men and women capable of reading, thinking and interpreting tradition correctly.”
– Marc Cardinal Ouellet
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops