Commencement 2023

Christendom College will celebrate the accomplishments of the college’s 44th graduating class May 12-14, 2023. The weekend of events, which will be held on Christendom’s Front Royal, Virginia, campus, is closed to registered guests and essential personnel.

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 12

8:30-9:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast (Graduating Seniors Only)St. Lawrence Commons
9:15 a.m.Senior Class Photo
(mandatory for all Graduating Seniors in cap and gown)

*Meet in Chapel Crypt.

Chapel of Christ the King Piazza (Rain Site: St. Louis Crusader Gymnasium)
9:30 a.m.Graduation PracticeChapel Crypt
11:30 a.m.Daily Mass—all are welcome to attendChapel of Christ the King
12:00-12:30 p.m.Deli Line Lunch
(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 and Vesting

Doors Open for Ticket Holders Attending the Baccalaureate Mass

Chapel Crypt 

Chapel of Christ the King

3:40 p.m.

Baccalaureate Procession Begins


4:00 p.m.Baccalaureate Mass (Graduating Seniors and Two Guests Only*)Chapel of Christ the King
5:30-10:30 p.m.Cocktail Reception and Dinner (Graduating Seniors and Two Guests Only*)Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
7:00 p.m.Deadline for non-Graduate students to depart campus

Saturday, May 13

9:30 a.m.Daily Mass—graduates and their invited guests are welcome to attendChapel of Christ the King
10:00-10:30 a.m.Continental Breakfast (Graduating Seniors Only)St. Lawrence Commons
11:30 a.m.Doors Open for Ticket-Holders Attending Commencement Ceremony
(each graduate has 7 tickets for guests)
St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
12:00 p.m.Commencement PreparationChapel Crypt
12:45 p.m.All Ticket-Holders must be seated and doors closeSt. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
12:50 p.m.Graduates, Faculty, and Administrators Process to St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
1:00 p.m.Commencement CeremonySt. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium
2:50–-3:30 p.m.

Senior Class Photos and Hat Toss
(mandatory for all graduates in cap
and gown)


Location: TBD
3:00-5:00 p.m.Commencement Reception (Ticket-Holders only)St. Louis the Crusader Gymnasium Parking Area and Gymnasium

Sunday, May 14

8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.Mass of Farewell (For graduates and their invited guests only—no tickets required)Chapel of Christ the King
Following each MassFarewell Continental Breakfast  (For graduates and their invited guests only—no tickets required)St. Lawrence Commons
5:00 p.m.Deadline for Graduates to depart campus

These events are reserved for graduates, registered guests, faculty, and staff.