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.
Behind St. Joseph Commons, under the canopy
Seniors will each receive an invitation and up to four free tickets, provided that they RSVP by April 30.
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
“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.
“I am most grateful for Thomas Aquinas College’s resolute fidelity to the Church and her teachings. The young people whom you serve certainly are being formed to think with the Church and to defend the Faith with courage and charity.”
– The Most Rev. William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore
Chair of the USCCB's Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty