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Spring 2019 Commencement Celebration

Friday, May 10

(Activities are the same for undergraduates and graduates participating in commencement.)

  • Celebration and Reception with Faculty - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Administration Building Parlors - Families invited. 
  • Spring Honors Convocation - 3:30 p.m., Cecilian Hall - Families invited. 
  • Baccalaureate Mass - approximately 4:45 p.m. (immediately following Convocation), St. Joseph Chapel - Families invited. 

Saturday, May 11

Undergraduates (receiving bachelor's degrees)

  • Brunch - Lowe Dining Hall - Doors open 8:00 a.m.  Tickets are required and extra tickets may be purchased at the door.
  • Commencement - McKenna Center - 10:30 a.m.  Doors open 9:30 a.m.  Tickets required.  There is a standing room only area for guests without tickets.
  • Reception on Sullivan Lawn (rain location is Lowe Dining Hall) immediately after the ceremony.

 A livestream of the ceremony will be available for family and friends unable to attend. 

Watch the Spring 2019 Undergraduate Commencement LIVE

Graduates (receiving master's degrees)

  • Commencement - McKenna Center - 2:30 p.m.  Doors open 1:30 p.m.  No tickets required. 
  • Reception on Sullivan Lawn (rain location is Lowe Dining Hall) immediately after the ceremony. 

Personalized announcements may be ordered at the Seton Hill Bookstore or online at Please contact the Bookstore at (724) 838-4223 with any questions.

Questions about Spring 2019 Commencement Activities? Please be in touch: (724) 838-4242 or

Commencement Celebrations at Seton Hill

Seton Hill University observes three dates for graduation each year: May, August and December. In addition, special commencement ceremonies are held in January and June for Writing Popular Fiction graduates. Degrees and certificates are formally conferred only at the commencement exercises in May and December, or in January and June for the Writing Popular Fiction graduates. Exact dates for commencement are noted on the Seton Hill academic calendar.

A Graduation Application (PDF) for a degree or certificate must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the beginning of the last semester of study and not later than March 15 (for expected May or June graduation), June 15 (for expected August graduation), or October 15 (for expected December or January graduation). If you are a current student and want to ensure that you are on-track for graduation, please check with your academic advisor or contact the Registrar's Office.

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