Full Commencement Schedule

Detailed Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 3

Senior Convocation
Church of the Incarnation
3:30 pm

Meeting time and place: Graduating undergraduate seniors should meet at 3:00 pm in the Haggar Foyer
Attire: Caps, gowns, and tassels

A reception will immediately follow on the Haggar porch.

Friday, May 11

Phi Beta Kappa Installation
SB Hall Multipurpose Room (122)
4:00 pm

Saturday, May 12

Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry Biblical School Mass
Church of the Incarnation
10:00 am

Certificates and pins will be presented to those students who have successfully completed the four-year advanced biblical studies program of the Catholic Biblical School in the Continuing Education program of the Neuhoff School of Ministry. 

Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry Graduation Reception
Location - TBD
1:30 pm

Departmental Parties:

Morning

  • Computer Science, Math, and Physics
    Constantin Garden/Gorman Faculty Lounge
    10 - 11:30 am

Early Afternoon 

  • Neuhoff School of Ministry
    Catherine Hall, 3rd Floor
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Classics, English, History, HUSC, Modern Languages, Politics, Psychology, Theology
    Braniff Atrium, 3rd Floor
    2:00 - 3:30 pm

Late Afternoon 

  • Biology
    Constantin Garden/Gorman Faculty Lounge
    3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Chemistry
    Haggerty Science Center, 2nd Floor Patio
    3:30 - 5:30 pm
  • College of Business
    SB Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
    4:30 - 5:30 pm

Off Campus

  • Philosophy
    See Dept. for more information
  • Education
    May 4, 2018
    See Dept for more information

Baccalaureate Mass
Braniff Mall
6:00 pm

Meeting time and place: Graduating students should meet at 5:30 pm in the Braniff Foyer
Attire: For students: Caps, gowns, and tassels
            For friends and family: 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. Overflow seating with audio and video is available in the Church of the Incarnation.

Graduation Gala Honoring the Graduating Class of 2018
Haggar University Center
7:00 - 10:00 pm

The Graduation 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.

Online tickets will be available until 4 p.m. on Friday, May 11. 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 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. and after Mass at 7 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.

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Sunday, May 13

Commencement
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 am - 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. 

Rain plan

Accessible Seating Contact

Jeff Taylor
Office of Academic Success
972-721-5385
jtaylor@udallas.edu 

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