GradFest

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Mabee Ballrooms

GradFest is one-stop shopping for all of your graduation needs. At GradFest you can:

 

Commencement Rehearsal

Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
3:30–4 p.m.
Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballrooms

Graduate and OCAS/New College Commencement Rehearsal:
Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:15–4:45 p.m.
Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballrooms

Hilltop Send-Off

In the days leading to Commencement, St. Edward’s University invites all December, May and August graduation candidates to participate in the Hilltop Send-Off. This series of special events held on campus recognizes the achievements of our graduating seniors and welcomes them as new alumni.

Legacy Walk and Red Doors Revelry

Thursday, May 7, 2020
6:40 p.m. 
Recreation and Convocation Center (RCC)

Graduates: Meet in your cap and gown between 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Convocation Center (RCC). We will check IDs and issue wristbands for champagne.

The Legacy Walk takes graduates through the heart of campus and through the historic red doors of Main Building, symbolizing the completion of their academic careers and entry in the St. Edward’s alumni community. This portion of the event will only take place if weather permits. The Board of Trustees, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to await the graduates’ arrival as they exit the red doors of Main Building.

The Red Doors Revelry immediately follows. Graduates will enjoy a champagne toast by the university president and Board chair along with faculty and staff. Trustees will hand each graduate a personalized special gift.  Families of graduating seniors are invited to attend this event. 

For more information about the Legacy Walk and Red Doors Revelry, contact Kyle Clark at kclark13 [at] stedwards.edu.

Baccalaureate Mass

Friday, May 8, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Recreation and Convocation Center

Graduates: Meet in your gown only at the UFCU Alumni Gym by 6:15 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass is a Catholic Mass honoring graduating seniors. All are welcome — you do not have to be Catholic to attend. Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC, Director of Campus Ministry will be the celebrant. Baccalaureate Mass is open to all graduates, as well as their families and friends. 

For more information about the Baccalaureate Mass, contact Josh Stagni at jstagni [at] stedwards.edu.

Share your Graduation Photos with Us

Share your Graduation Photos with Us

We’ve created a Snapchat filter for your use at all Hilltop Send-off events. Take your photo, swipe and enjoy! Also, tag @stedwardsu and add #SEU20 to your posts so we can see them on our social wall.

Commencement Ceremonies

There are two commencement ceremonies each spring, one for traditional undergraduates and one for Graduate and Office of Adult Continuing Studies (OACS) students. Here is what you need to know about your ceremony.

Undergraduate Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020
10 a.m.
Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin, Texas 78701

Clear bag policy will be enforced by Frank Erwin Center.

The Undergraduate commencement ceremony typically lasts about two and one-half hours, depending on the number of graduates walking in the ceremony and the length of the speeches. 

The May 9 commencement ceremony will be live streamed on the St. Edward's Facebook page. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. CDT at https://www.facebook.com/stedwardsuniversity.

Graduate/OACS Ceremony

Saturday, May 9, 2020
4 p.m.
Recreation and Convocation Center

*Note: Only guests attending the 4 p.m. Graduate and OACS ceremony require a ticket. Each Graduate and OACS student walking in the ceremony will be issued guest tickets by the Office of Academic Affairs.  Graduates will be notifed via their SEU email account in Spring 2020 with the number of guest tickets and the ticket pickup schedule.

Overflow seating for the Graduate and OACS commencement ceremony will be available in the Jones Global Events Center, where the ceremony will be live streamed on the large screen.  Tickets are not required for seating in the Jones Global Events Center.

The Graduate and OACS/New College commencement ceremony typically lasts about one and one-half hours, depending on the number of graduates walking in the ceremony and the length of the speeches.

The May 9 commencement ceremony will be live streamed on the St. Edward's Facebook page. The Graduate/OACS commencement ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. CDT at https://www.facebook.com/stedwardsuniversity.

Photography

Flash Photography will photograph each graduate on the stage. Free proofs will be mailed to each graduate within a week of the ceremony. For discounted pricing and expedited service, order online using department code “SE7J.” If you have any questions, visit Flash Photography or call 214-443-9393.