Commencement 2014 Schedule

On Sunday morning, the web cast of Commencement will be available here

Friday, May 16

5:30--7:30 p.m.
Social with Families
Sullivan Student Center

  • Seniors who purchase a senior week bracelet do not need to purchase a ticket for this event.
  • For those enjoying beer and wine at the social, please provide government issued identification.
  • Dress is business casual.

Adults (over 21, not including SLU senior): $15
Adults & Children, under the age of 21: $9

Saturday, May 17

1:30 p.m.         
Friends of the Libraries Annual Commencement Lecture 
Griffiths 123

The Friends of the Owen D. Young and Launders Libraries annual Pre-Commencement Lecture will host Dr. Arthur J. (Art) Clark, who will speak on “The Meaning of Childhood Recollections.”  Preceding Dr. Clark’s talk, Dr. Albert Glover will announce the winners of this year’s North Country Studies awards in the categories of Science, Social Science, and Humanities.  All are welcome.

3:00 p.m.          
Phi Beta Kappa Induction

The national honor society, Phi Beta Kappa, has had a chapter on the St. Lawrence campus since 1899.  About 10% of the senior class is elected to membership. The ceremony is open to all as a celebration of academic achievement.

5:00 p.m.
Commencement Concert - The Laurentian Singers
Gulick Theatre

6:30 p.m.                         
Senior Dinner Dance
Leithead Fieldhouse

Please arrive to be seated between 5:45 and 6:15 p.m.
This annual event is planned entirely by the Senior Class, and is a chance to gather with other families for a great dinner and wonderful music. Open to those who have purchased tickets in advance. Invitation from the Senior Class. 

Please call 315-229-5757 with questions.  Invitation information and the online RSVP form can be found here:

  • First come, first served. RSVP no later than Friday, April 18, 2014.
  • Limited seating available and is assigned.
  • Dress is semi-formal.
  • Live music and dancing!
  • Please include your graduate in the number attending.

Adults (please include SLU senior): $35
Children (ages 6-12): $16
Children (5 & under): Free
Dancing only (please arrive at 8 p.m.):  $10

Sunday, May 18

8:00 a.m.                     
Baccalaureate Service of Celebration
Gulick Theatre
Baccalaureate is a traditional interfaith service of reading, poetry and music, a chance for reflection and thought before the Commencement Ceremony begins

9:00 a.m.                          
Seniors begin robing and line-up. Procession begins at 9:40 a.m.
Between Dean-Eaton Hall and Carnegie Hall or Appleton Arena

10:00 a.m.                        
Creasy Commencement Commons or Appleton Arena

Commencement will be followed by a reception in the Herring-Cole Grove or Leithead Field House.

12:00 Noon (immediately following Commencement)
ROTC Commissioning

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Buffet lunch available at $6.00 per person in Dana Dining Hall. Seniors are guests of the University. Grab a last bite before beginning your travels home!

6:00 p.m.                         
Residences close