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.


Rev. John Marie Bingham

“The culture at the College, the community was very formative for me. I saw joyful people living their Catholic faith, doing it to the best of their ability, and not being ashamed of it.”

– Rev. John Marie Bingham, O.P. (’00)

Parochial Vicar, Saint Dominic’s Parish, Benicia, Calif

“Thomas Aquinas College is a paragon of what Catholic higher education ought to be.”

– William Cardinal Baum

Prefect Emeritus

Congregation for Catholic Education