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2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11 a.m.
Robert S. Carey Student Center,  Gymnasium

Watch Commencement Live: 



Schedule of Events
Graduate Registration 

 Monday, February 19th through Tuesday, March 19th

 Monday, April 22nd, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Ticket and Attire Pickup, Carey Student Lounge

Wednesday, April 24

12:30 p.m. - Student Line-Up, Crypt, (Academic Attire WILL NOT be worn. Please dress in business or business casual attire to attend and process.)

  1:00 p.m. - Honors Convocation, Basilica

Friday, May 10

10 a.m. - Graduation Practice, Report to Dale P. Latimer Library

  3 p.m. - Baccalaureate Mass, Basilica

Saturday, May 11th 

10 a.m. - Graduate Line-up, Dale P. Latimer Library

11 a.m. - Commencement Ceremony, Gymnasium (Tickets Required)

*Additional overflow seating with livestream, Carey Student Lounge. (No Tickets Needed)

*Doors open at 9:30 am (Tickets Required )


Commencement Speaker

Susan Baker Shipley, president of the Pennsylvania, Ohio Valley and Mahoning Region for Huntington Bank, will deliver the principal address at Saint Vincent College’s 178th Spring Commencement Ceremony. 

 Spring 2024 Commencement Registration Now Open

All graduates are required to complete the online commencement form, which will be made available soon. The form will be available until March 19th.

Through this form, graduates will be able to:

  • Confirm attendance at commencement
  • Order ceremony tickets
  • Order academic attire (link provided)
  • Confirm the phonetic spelling of the name to be read at the ceremony
  • Request special needs passes and tickets
  • Order study-abroad sashes (link provided)

REGISTRATION CLOSES Tuesday, March 19th 

Grad Checklist

  • 1. Fill Out Commencement Form

    Online Commencement Form

    All graduates participating in the commencement ceremony are required to complete the online commencement form, which will be available at between Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, March 19th. This will provide a single location to gather all information regarding commencement, eliminating the need to communicate with multiple offices. Through this form, graduates will be able to:

    • Order ceremony tickets ( Limited per graduate )
    • Confirm attendance at commencement
    • Order academic attire (
    • Confirm the phonetic spelling of the name to be read at the ceremony
    • Request special needs passes and tickets

    Registration for Spring 2024 Commencement is now open at this link:

    Students must use their SVC email account to register.  

    Questions related to Commencement should be directed to the Event and Conference Services Office at or 724-532-5030. 


    All degree candidates must confirm their plans to participate in commencement by March 19th, through the online commencement form. Questions pertaining to eligibility to participate should be directed to the Registrar at 724-805-2889.

  • 2. Pickup Attire and Tickets

    Academic Attire

    On Monday, April 22 from 4-7 p.m., academic attire may be picked up in the Carey Lounge. Any items not picked up on this date may be obtained at the Bookstore during regular hours, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please keep in mind that academic attire is packaged and will need to be ironed or steamed. Therefore, we suggest obtaining your attire early.


    In order to comply with fire and safety regulations, admission to the 2024 Saint Vincent College Spring Commencement ceremony will be by ticket only. A ticketing system has been devised and is listed below:

    Tickets will be distributed with academic attire on Monday, April 22 from 4-7 p.m. in the Carey Lounge.

    Phase One: 

    Regular degree candidates who have applied for graduation through the Registrar's office may fill out the online request form to reserve their tickets between February 19th and March 19th. There is a limit of 4 tickets per graduate for the Gymnasium and 2 tickets per graduate for the Performing Arts Center. To avoid confusion, please designate one person to fill out the online form. Please fill out the form completely to ensure that your needs will be accommodated. Additional family and friends seating for livestream viewing will be in the Carey Student Lounge (no tickets required). Graduates do not need tickets for the ceremony. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, March 19. No changes or additions will be able to be made after this date.

    Phase Two: Attire and Tickets

    Attire and tickets will be available for pickup in the Carey Lounge on Monday, April 22 from 4-7 p.m. All seats are general admission.

    Any items not picked up may be obtained during Bookstore hours, M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    If additional tickets are available, an email will be sent out. 

    Please direct all questions regarding Commencement ticketing to the Event and Conference Services Office at or 724-532-5030.

    Questions regarding attire should be directed to Father Anthony in the Bookstore at or 724-805-2557.


  • 3. Attend Graduation Practice

    Graduation Practice - May 10 

    Graduation practice will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, with lineup starting in the Dale P. Latimer Library. Bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates should attend the practice. Anyone who did not pick up academic attire may do so after graduation practice. (See Academic Attire).

    Honor Tassels and Dean's List Certificates 

    Honor tassels will be distributed immediately after graduation practice on Friday, May 10.  Dean's list certificates will be mailed with diplomas.

  • 4. Livestream Commencement

    Livestream and Video

    The Saint Vincent Office of Marketing and Communications livestream the ceremony, on the College’s YouTube channel at A recording of the full ceremony will also be available on YouTube.

    Family and friends overflow seating with livestream will be provided in the Carey Lounge (no tickets needed).

  • Important Information for Graduates

    Degree Candidates 

    All candidates are to attend the commencement ceremony. Graduates will begin to line up in the Dale P. Latimer Library. Degrees will be awarded by school with master’s degrees first followed by bachelor’s. Please be prompt.

    Master’s recipients will carry their hoods over their left arm and should wear the tassel of their caps on the left front edge. During the ceremony, master’s recipients will be hooded by their program director. After hooding, students will walk across the stage to receive their diploma.  

    Bachelor’s recipients wear the tassel on the right front edge of the cap. Father Paul then confers the degree and presents the diploma. 

    Each graduate will be photographed receiving their diploma. When approaching and leaving the stage, follow the directions given at the rehearsal. When the ceremony is over, the faculty will leave the auditorium, followed by the graduates.

    Graduation Degree Requirements

    In order to receive a degree, a student must have satisfied all academic requirements and fulfilled all financial obligations to the College as noted under “Graduation Requirements” of the College Bulletin. Additionally, all borrowed books must be returned to the library and students must satisfy all outstanding charges with the business office (e.g., parking tickets, library fines, etc.).

    Official Photography

    The Grad Team will be the official photographer for Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony at Saint Vincent College. This photographer is the only person with clear access to the stage. Each graduate will be photographed individually when approaching the stage. Additionally, a photo will be taken when the graduate crosses the stage and receives their degree. Although a professional photographer has been commissioned, you will not be required to purchase additional photos. Photos can be ordered directly through the photographer at Graduates are encouraged to visit the site and register ahead of time to receive their proofs promptly after commencement.


    Diplomas will be available once all grades for the semester are received from faculty. Students will be notified via their Saint Vincent e-mail address when diploma pickup will begin. At that time, they will have the option to pick their diploma up in-person or request that it be mailed at no further cost to them. If they request mailing, students will be asked to confirm their mailing address. The Registrar’s Office anticipates diplomas being available no more than two weeks after Commencement. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Registrar’s Office at



  • FAQs

    Will there be programs?

    Commencement programs will be available upon entering the ceremony. Students, faculty and administrators will have programs at their seats. 

    Where can I park?

    All parking lots will be open to the public. Members of the Public Safety staff will be directing traffic to appropriate parking areas. Parking for those with special needs is available. Please present your medical placard or your special needs-issued parking pass to the Public Safety staff who will direct you to the special needs area. Families and guests are urged to arrive in time to be seated no later than 10:45 a.m. doors open at 9:30 a.m. The procession will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Ushers will be available to direct you to your seat.

    Where can I stay?

    Hampton Inn - Route 30 East, Latrobe, PA 15650, 724-539-0400

    SpringHill Suites - 115 Arnold Palmer Drive, Latrobe, PA, 15650, 724-537-7800

    The Inn at Mountain View - 300 Scenery Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-691-0570

    Hampton Inn Greensburg - 1000 Towne Square Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601, 800-426-7866

    For a comprehensive listing and further details, contact the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, 800-333-5661

Contact Us

Event and Conference Services 

Phone: 724-532-5030 Ext. 5030

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