Commencement 2019

University of Dallas Commencement 2019

The University of Dallas will award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees on May 19th during the 2019 Spring commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Constantin College of Liberal Arts, undergraduate College of Business, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Neuhoff School of Ministry, and Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business.

 

Commencement 2019 Graduate Photos Now Available

Jason Pendleton Photography

Instructions:

Once you are in the gallery, you will see two tabs in the upper left. One for the diplomas and one for candids that were captured. To purchase photos, simply add your photo to your cart by clicking the cart button, then when you are finished, you can pay for your order with a Pay Pal account or a Credit Card.

Please call or email with any question about ordering.

Jason Anderson, Pendleton Photography

972-980-8838. Jason@pendletonstudio.com

 

Valedictorian Speech

Genevieve Frank was 2019's Valedictorian.  Here is her speech talking about rooting ourselves in the fertile ground of education and community. 


General Schedule of Events

  Rain Plan for Baccalaureate Mass

Due to inclement weather, the Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Ed Maher Athletic Center.
6:30pm

Full Rain Plan

Saturday, May 18

Neuhoff School of Ministry Continuing Education & Catholic Biblical School Mass
Church of the Incarnation
10:00 a.m.

Certificates and pins will be presented to those students who have successfully completed the four-year advanced Catholic Biblical Studies program and to those who have completed the Certificado en TeologĂ­a Pastoral (Certificate in Pastoral Theology) of the Neuhoff School of Ministry. 

University of Dallas - Ring Ceremony
Church of the Incarnation
1:00 p.m.

Student Attire:  Church Attire

Baccalaureate Mass

  Rain Plan for Baccalaureate Mass

Due to inclement weather, the Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Ed Maher Athletic Center.
6:30pm

Full Rain Plan

Student Meeting Time and Place: 6:00 p.m. in Clark Hall Parking Garage
Student Attire: Caps, gowns, and tassels
Faculty Meeting Time and Place: 6:15 p.m. Ed Maher Athletic Center, Upstairs Foyer
Friends and Family Attire: Business casual

This liturgy is a Eucharistic celebration in the Catholic tradition of the University. Please join us in thanking God for the many blessings that have been bestowed throughout your college years. 

President's Gala Honoring the Graduating Class of 2019
Haggar University Center
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
The President's Gala is an annual commencement tradition that follows the Baccalaureate Mass, honoring graduates and their families. Reception highlights will include a buffet in the Haggar Cafe, a dessert bar and a live band.

Adult tickets are $35. Admission is free for adults over 70, children 10 and under, graduates and faculty.

Adult tickets will be available to purchase for $40 at the door, before Mass from 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. and after Mass at 7:30 p.m. Free tickets for adults over 70 and children under 10 will also be available at the door. Faculty and graduates must present a University of Dallas ID at the door.

Sunday, May 19

Commencement Ceremony
Braniff Mall
9:00 a.m.

Commencement is a celebration of accomplishments of our graduates.

This ceremony will confer degrees for those graduating from:

    • Constantin College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Business, undergraduate program
    • Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
    • Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry
    • Satish and Gupta Graduate College of Business

Attire: Caps, gowns, hoods, and tassels. Hoods will be distributed upon commencement morning check-in
Meet and check-in: 8:00 a.m. - Undergraduate students: SB Hall Foyer
                                                        Graduate students: Braniff Foyer

Diplomas: Diplomas will NOT be distributed during the commencement ceremony; students will receive an empty diploma cover. Once the ceremony is over, students will come to Cardinal Farrell Hall to receive their diplomas. To pick up diplomas, students must be clear of all university holds and have a valid photo ID.

Please be aware that rain is predicted on Saturday, and seats placed in the grass may be on ground that is damp and perhaps a little muddy. Please choose appropriate footwear for this circumstance.

 

Rain plan

Accessible Seating Contact

Joshua Skinner
Braniff Graduate Building
First Floor- #114
1845 E. Northgate Dr.
Irving, TX 75062
972-721-5056
jaskinner@udallas.edu
 
 

News

Alumni Reimagine Education for Boys

Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.

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Crowley Trio: An Evening of Beauty

In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.

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Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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