Commencement 2015: Information for Invited Guests

Commencement 2015: Information for Invited Guests

ScheduleAccommodationsDiningOutings & Attractions




Wednesday, May 13


9:00 a.m

Senior Theology Exam


5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

President’s Dinner
St. Joseph Commons
Seniors and their fiancés only


9:30 p.m.

Senior-Faculty Bowling


Thursday, May 14


12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Senior Photos
Individual times vary


Friday, May 15


9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Commencement Practice for Seniors


4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

President’s Reception
Doheny Hacienda
Parents, seniors, and spouses & fiancés only


6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Alumni and Parents’ Associations Dinner for Graduates and their Families
Fresh grilled tacos

Behind St. Joseph Commons, under the canopy

The family of each graduate may receive up to four tickets free of charge, and additional tickets are available for $8 each. Members of the Class of 2015 and their parents can reserve their tickets online.


Saturday, May 16 


8:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Mass for Seniors and their Families

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

Principal celebrant: Rev. Joseph Illo
Pastor, Oratory-in-Formation at Star of the Sea Parish, San Francisco


11:00 a.m.

Commencement Exercises
Academic Quadrangle

Speaker: Sr. Regina Marie Gorman, O.C.D.
Vicar General of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles

Luncheon immediately following in St. Joseph Commons


Monday, May 18


12:00 p.m.

Residence Halls Close


Frater Simeon Goodwin, O. Praem.

“At Thomas Aquinas College, I learned that the world makes sense. It was so wonderful to discover that there is a real order in things and that I could understand it.”

– Frater Simeon Goodwin, O. Praem. (’10)

St. Michael's Abbey, Orange County, Calif.

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski


Congregation for Catholic Education