To our amazing Class of 2020: We’re cheering you on in our hearts and minds — ­and on this webpage! It’s tough not being together on campus, so we’re bringing St. Edward’s to you in videos, photos, well wishes and wisdom from your hilltop family.

Your St. Edward’s community couldn’t be prouder of you! We applaud your outstanding achievements. And we’re grateful for your resilience and courage during this difficult time that altered your final semester in unprecedented ways. Though we’re unable to celebrate graduation day in person, we’re excited to gather together virtually with your family and friends to honor this milestone event.

During our virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9, we’ll recognize your many accomplishments and confer your diplomas. You’ll be welcomed into the St. Edward’s alumni family. And you’ll enter the world as extraordinary graduates, ready to make a difference.

Keep an eye on our graduation festivities webpage for upcoming virtual commencement details and FAQs, and our plans for a traditional graduation at a later date.

To the Class of 2020

Watch the full video from alumni, faculty and staff on YouTube.


Favorite Moments on the Hilltop

Congrats and Advice from Members of Our Board of Trustees

“Congratulations! Graduation is special. It should be about you. Be sure to relish every hug, every tear, every laugh. But in those small delicate moments between the salutations and smiles remember those who helped you get where you are. Be grateful. Be humble. Pay it forward. And remember above all else, you will always be a HILLTOPPER!”
– Chris Ragland ’05, MBA ’10, principal, Ragland Holdings, LLC 


“Graduation is a crowning and well-deserved accomplishment. You make us proud of what you’ve done thus far and eager for what you’re yet to do.”
– Linus N. Akanoh Jr. ’06, senior manager, Strategic Risk Market Office, Deloitte & Touche LLP


“The foundation of St. Edward’s is its Holy Cross mission, which is to reconcile intellect with the heart. Your talents, gifts, and more importantly, your care and passion, are needed now more than ever in the world. Good luck as you embark on this important part of your journey, and congratulations to the class of 2020!”
– Kyle Ballarta MBA ’11, founder and CEO, Falkon Ventures


“As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?’”
– Patricia Berrier Munday ’97, philanthropist