Commencement 2015: Information for Invited Guests

Commencement 2015: Information for Invited Guests

ScheduleAccommodationsDiningOutings & Attractions




Wednesday, May 13:

  • Senior Theology Exam
    9:00 a.m.
  • President’s Dinner
    5:00 p.m.
    Faculty, seniors, and spouses & fiancés only
  • Senior/Faculty Bowling
    9:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 14

  • Senior Photos
    12:30 –3:00 p.m.
    Individual times vary


Friday, May 15:

  • Commencement Practice for Seniors
    9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
  • President’s Reception
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Doheny Hacienda
    Parents, seniors, and spouses & fiancés only
  • Alumni and Parents’ Associations Dinner for Graduates and their Families
    Fresh grilled tacos
    6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
    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:

  • Baccalaureate Mass for Seniors and their Families
    8:30 a.m.
    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
  • Commencement Exercises
    11:00 a.m.
    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:

  • Residence Halls Close
    12:00 p.m.


Dr. Jean Rioux

“If you come to the College with any spark of faith at all, it’s fanned into flames. That’s certainly what happened to me.”

– Dr. Jean Rioux (’82)

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Benedictine College

“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