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Commencement 2018

Celebrating the Wonderful Members of our 39th Graduating Class!

Christendom College is pleased to announce that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will join the members of the Class of 2018 for commencement exercises over the weekend of May 11-13, 2017.

The commencement ceremonies will be held on our Front Royal, Virginia, campus. Get information about traveling to Christendom here or download a campus map here. Please note: the Graduation Dinner will be held off-campus at the Shenandoah Valley Country Club (find directions here).

Please note: some events during Commencement Weekend, including the Baccalaureate Mass, the Commencement Exercises, and the Commencement Reception, are ticketed events. If you are a graduating senior, you will have received a packet in the mail that includes more information on these ticketed events. All guests must be registered by name via email at graduation@christendom.edu by April 15. Graduates will receive a packet with all of their requested tickets the week of graduation when he/she picks up his/her cap and gown.

All questions in regards to Commencement Weekend may be directed to graduation@christendom.edu.

Schedule

 

Friday
8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Graduating Seniors Only)
St. Lawrence Commons
9:15 a.m. Senior Class Photo
Outside Chapel of Christ the King (Rain Site: Chapel Crypt)
Required: All Graduating Seniors in cap and gown
9:30 a.m. Graduation Practice
Chapel Crypt
Required: All Graduating Seniors
11:30 a.m. Daily Mass — all are welcome to attend
12:00-12:30 p.m. Deli line lunch available (Graduating Seniors Only)
St. Lawrence Commons
1:30 p.m. Confession available (Graduating Seniors Only)
Chapel of Christ the King
2:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Preparation
Chapel Crypt
Required: All Graduating Seniors, Faculty, and Administrators
2:30 p.m. Seating Begins for Baccalaureate Mass
3:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass (Graduating Seniors and Two Guests Only*)
Chapel of Christ the King
Celebrant: Fr. Paul Scalia
*Note: RSVP required. Please RSVP to graduation@christendom.edu by April 15. Formal invitation and information contained in packets shipped to graduating seniors and their families.
5:00-9:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Dinner (Graduating Seniors and Two Guests Only*)
Shenandoah Valley Country Club
Fr. Paul Scalia — Thomas More Medallion awarded
*Note: RSVP required. Please RSVP to graduation@christendom.edu by April 15. Formal invitation and information contained in packets shipped to graduating seniors and their families.
9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Graduation Dance (Open Event—no tickets required)
St. Lawrence Commons
Live music from 9:00-11:00 p.m. by Yesterday Swing Orchestra
Saturday
9:30 a.m. Daily Mass—all are welcome to attend
10:00 a.m. In case of inclement weather, a decision will be announced verifying where the Graduating Seniors will vest.
Chapel Crypt (Rain site: St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium, upstairs)
10:00-10:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Graduating Seniors Only)
Chapel Crypt
12:00 p.m. Doors Open for Ticket-Holders*
*Note: only pre-registered ticket-holders may attend this event. Guests will be seated in the order in which they arrive.
12:00 p.m. Commencement Preparation
Chapel Crypt
Required: All Graduating Seniors, Faculty, and Administrators
12:45 p.m. All Ticket-Holders must be seated and doors close
12:50 p.m. Graduates, Faculty, Administrators Process to the St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
1:00 p.m. Commencement
St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
Pro Deo et Patria to be bestowed upon Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and he will offer Commencement Address
3:00-5:00 p.m. Commencement Reception (Ticket-holders only*)
St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium Parking Area and Gymnasium
*Note: Purchased tickets are required for this event. Please see the letter contained in the packet sent to graduating seniors and their families for details on how to register and pay for this event.
5:00 p.m. Deadline for non-Graduate students to depart campus
Sunday
8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.  Mass of Farewell
Christ the King Chapel
After Mass Farewell Continental Breakfast (For Graduates and Their Families*)
St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
Note: Please confirm the number attending so adequate food can be made.
3:00 p.m. Deadline for Graduates to depart campus
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