Schedule of Events

Friday, May 11, 2018
Commencement Practice
Robert S. Carey Student Center Gymnasium
10 a.m.
All graduate and undergraduate candidates should attend.

Baccalaureate Mass
Saint Vincent Basilica
3 p.m.
Academic attire is not worn to Mass; seniors should plan to sit with their families.  Tickets are not required.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Bookstore Open
Robert S. Carey Student Center
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Barista Café Open  
Robert S. Carey Student Center
8 – 11 a.m. 

Robert S. Carey Student Center
11 a.m. – Doors open at 10 a.m.
Admission by ticket only – assigned seating.  See ticket for assigned location.

Graduates gather to ring the Ave Maria bell in Melvin Platz after the ceremony.

Melvin Platz, weather permitting.  Community Center, rain location.
Immediately following Commencement ceremony
Tickets are not required.
Graduates and guests welcome.

Max King
commencement speaker
honorary doctor of humane letters degree recipient

Maxwell King is the president and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation, a 73-year-old philanthropic organization with more than $1 billion in total assets and more than 2,000 individual donor funds that work to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. King has been recognized as an important civic leader who knows and loves Pittsburgh and is a thoughtful and charismatic visionary. King served for two years as director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and is a senior fellow of the Center, where he is authoring the first-ever full biography of the late Fred Rogers. His career has included distinguished service as editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, president of The Heinz Endowments and service on the board of the National Council on Foundations. He earned a bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Harvard University and attended the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.