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
“The diverse and in-depth education I received at Thomas Aquinas College was extremely valuable, first and foremost, for my soul; but it also proved to be more beneficial for my vocation as a physician than all the ‘hard sciences’ combined, perfectly blending the practical with the philosophical, and allowing me to see Christ in all whom I treat.”
– Caroline Johnson, M.D. (’97)
Internal Medicine Hospitalist
“I am deeply touched by the quality of the intellectual and spiritual formation that you offer. The study of philosophy should lead to a conviction that truth can be known, articulated, and defended. Your college shows that this is possible, and on a high level!”
– Rev. Wojciech Giertych, O.P.
Theologian of the Papal Household