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Commencement 2019

Celebrating the Wonderful Members of our 40th Graduating Class!

Christendom College is pleased to announce that Fr. Robert Spitzer, Dr. Janet Smith, and Bishop Michael Burbidge will join the members of the Class of 2019 for commencement exercises over the weekend of May 10-12, 2019.

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 more information on these ticketed events. Graduates will receive a packet with all of their requested tickets the week of graduation.

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

Schedule

 

Thursday
8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Graduation Dance (Open Event—no tickets required)
St. Lawrence Commons
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
2:00 p.m. Confession available (Graduating Seniors Only)
Chapel of Christ the King
3:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Preparation
Chapel Crypt
Required: All Graduating Seniors, Faculty, and Administrators
3:00 p.m. Seating Begins for Baccalaureate Mass
4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate Mass (Graduating Seniors and Two Ticket-Holding Guests Only*)
Chapel of Christ the King
Celebrant: Bishop Michael Burbidge
*Note: Tickets are required. Registration information will be sent to the graduates and their families. Registration must be complete by April 14. 
5:30-10:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Dinner (Graduating Seniors and Two Guests Only*)
Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
*Note: Tickets are required.  Registration information will be sent to the graduates and their families. Registration must be complete by April 14. 
7:00 p.m. Deadline for non-Graduate students to depart campus
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 at Crusader Gymnasium*
*Note: only pre-registered ticket-holders may attend this event and doors close at 12:45.  Guest 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
Fr. Robert Spitzer S.J. Ph.D. will receive the St. Peter Canisius Award and deliver Commencement remarks. Honorary Doctorate to be bestowed upon Dr. Janet Smith, who will also offer the 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.  Details on how to register and pay for this event will be sent to the graduates and their families.  Registration must be complete by April 14. 
Sunday
8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.  Mass of Farewell
Christ the King Chapel
After Each Mass Farewell Continental Breakfast (For Graduates and Their Families*)
St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
Note: Please confirm the number attending during weekend registration so adequate food can be made.
3:00 p.m. Deadline for Graduates to depart campus