A Celebration for Graduates

Learn more about Commencement and visit our Guidebook site or download the mobile app for dates, times and details.

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Legacy Walk and Red Doors Revelry

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:15 p.m., Recreation and Convocation Center and Main Building Lawn

The Hilltop Send-Off will begin as graduates participate in the Legacy Walk. The Legacy Walk will take 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. Alumni, faculty, staff, and classmates are invited to await the graduates' arrival as they exit the red doors of Main Building.

Graduates will meet in their cap and gown at the Recreation and Convocation Center at 5:15 p.m. At this time we will be checking IDs and issuing wristbands for champagne. Graduates will line-up promptly at 5:30, and the procession will begin.

The Red Doors Revelry immediately following the Legacy Walk. — a festive champagne toast with Dr. Martin on the Main Building Lawn. There will be a special presentation from the Senior Retreat participants and a welcome from the Alumni Board President. Graduates will receive a special gift, a welcome from alumni, and have the opportunity to connect with their classmates and professors.

Legacy Walk and Red Doors Revelry will be reserved for graduates only, to keep it small and intimate.

For more information on the Legacy Walk and Red Doors Revelry, please contact marisaw [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Hilltop%20Send-off) (Marisa Lacey).

Baccalaureate Mass

Friday, May 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Recreation and Convocation Center

Baccalaureate Mass is a Catholic Mass which honors graduating seniors. Know that you do not have to be Catholic to attend – all are welcome! Bishop Joe Vásquez and Bishop Daniel Garcia of the Diocese of Austin will be the celebrants. Baccalaureate Mass is open to all graduates, as well as their families and friends.

Graduates will meet in their cap and gown at the UFCU Alumni Gym by 6:15 p.m.

For more information on the Baccalaureate Mass, please contact jstagni [at] stedwards.edu (subject: Baccalaureate%20Mass) (Josh Stagni).