Commencement 2016: Information for Invited Guests

Commencement 2016: Information for Invited Guests

ScheduleAccommodationsDiningOutings & Attractions




Friday, May 13


9:45 – 11:00 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 $10 each. Members of the Class of 2016 and their parents can reserve their tickets online.


Saturday, May 14


8:30 a.m.

Baccalaureate Mass for Seniors and their Families

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

Principal celebrant: The Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone
Archbishop of San Francisco


11:00 a.m.


Commencement Exercises
Academic Quadrangle

Speaker: Archbishop Cordileone 

Luncheon immediately following in St. Joseph Commons


Monday, May 16


12:00 p.m.

Residence Halls Close


Br. Robert Nesbit

“It was at the College when I began to take my faith seriously. The community life, all the people, the faculty, the staff — and the Mass — all that really helped.”

– Br. Robert Nesbit, O.S.B. (’07)

“Thomas Aquinas College has always been thoroughly Catholic in its identity. It's an outstanding program of studies, founded on a loyalty to the Chair of Peter and to the Magisterium of the Church.”

– Raymond Cardinal Burke

Prefect, Supreme Tribunal

of the Apostolic Signatura