Congratulations Class of 2022!

St. Edward’s is excited to honor both our Undergraduate and Graduate degree recipients with special in-person festivities occurring on and off campus. The commencement experience is being carefully planned to align with the university’s health and safety protocols.

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Event Schedule

Thursday, May 5, 2022 

Graduation Rehearsal | Location: Mabee Ballroom
Graduation practice will be held the afternoon of Thursday, May 5th in Mabee Ballrooms (Ragsdale). The Office of Academic Affairs will provide further information via email. Practice is not required but highly recommended. Attending helps to keep the ceremonies running smoothly. Feel free to attend either time if you're unable to make it to your school's assigned time. You can also pick up tickets at the end of each practice.

Rehearsal Times:
2:30 p.m. – School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences graduates
3:15 p.m. – School of Arts and Humanities and The Bill Munday School of Business.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Legacy Walk | Time: 4:30 p.m. | Location: Main Building
Take part in a St. Edward’s University tradition in a special procession through the red doors of Main Building and the heart of campus, marking your time as a Hilltopper.

Red Door Revelry | Time: 4:30 p.m. | Location: On Campus
The Legacy Walk will take graduates through the heart of campus and through the historic red doors of Main Building, symbolizing the completion of their academic careers and entry in the St. Edward's alumni community. Alumni, faculty, staff and classmates are invited to await the graduates' arrival as they exit the red doors of Main Building.

Baccalaureate Mass | Time: 6:30 p.m. | Location: Recreation and Athletics Center (RAC)
This Catholic Mass will honor all graduates. All are welcome – you do not have to be Catholic to attend. Bishop Joe Vasquez of the Diocese of Austin will be the celebrant and Fr. James Misko, Vicar General, will concelebrate (Fr. Misko is an alumnus of St. Edward’s). Baccalaureate Mass is open to all graduates, as well as their families and friends. Graduates: Meet in your gown only (no cap and no hood) at the UFCU Alumni Gym by 6:15 PM.

All graduates (Undergraduate and Graduate degree recipients) are invited to the Hilltopper Graduation reception hosted by the SEU Alumni Association that will occur after Mass.

Hilltopper Graduation Celebration | Time: 7:30 p.m. | Location: Andre Lawn
Class of 2022 graduates — this is your chance to mix and mingle with your fellow new alumni on the Hilltop! Hosted by the St. Edward's University Alumni Association, the Hilltopper Graduation Celebration is open to you and your families.

We invite you to enjoy a reception filled with fellowship, memories, and celebration! Come to meet your Alumni Association leadership, learn about opportunities to connect beyond graduation, and enjoy your last moments as students on the Hilltop. See the Hilltopper Graduation Celebration event page or email seualumni@stedwards.edu for more information!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Commencement | Time: 10 a.m. | Location: H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Ceremony for all graduates (Undergraduate and Graduate degree recipients) from the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences.

Commencement | Time: 3 p.m. | Location: H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Ceremony for all graduates (Undergraduate and Graduate degree recipients) from the School of Arts and Humanities and The Bill Munday School of Business.

For more information regarding Commencement, you can refer to the 2022 St Edwards University Graduation Info Packet or email us at commencement@stedwards.edu.

*Guests attending the Commencement ceremonies will need to present a ticket at the door to gain entrance to the event. Each graduate can request up to 10 guest tickets for their school's ceremony. Additional details regarding ticket pick-up can be found on the 2022 Commencement Ticket Pickup Schedule & Details note. Tickets are complimentary so there is no purchase necessary.

Unable to Join the Celebration in Person?

If you are unable to attend our in-person ceremony and would like to participate, you're welcome to view each ceremony using the virtual options: 

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Connect with your classmates using #SEUGRAD and wish them a happy graduation. Use the hashtag and tag @stedwardsu to be re-shared on university social!