Undergraduate Commencement: May 17, 2015

Undergraduate Commencement: May 17, 2015


  • 10am: Baccalaureate Mass
  • 11am: Breakfast on the Quad
  • 12pm: Doors open for seating in Draddy Gym
  • 12pm: Graduates report to designated assembly area
  • 1pm: Commencement ceremony begins
  • Reception to follow.

Baccalaureate Mass

The Baccalaureate Mass, which is for all students and their guests, will begin at 10 a.m. in Draddy Gymnasium. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students should wear their caps and gowns for the Mass. Following Mass, a complimentary continental breakfast will be served on the Quadrangle. Tickets are not necessary for Mass.

  • After Mass, all guests must exit the gym, which will close to prepare for the Commencement.
  • Please do not leave personal belongings in or on seats. Items left will be removed in preparation for Commencement exercises.

Commencement Ceremony

The undergraduate commencement ceremony is for all undergraduate candidates who have completed degree requirements in September ’14, February ’15 and May ’15. Tickets are required for guests to attend the commencement ceremony. Each graduate is offered three guests tickets.

  • The commencement ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. in Draddy Gymnasium.
  • Doors will open to guests at 12 p.m. Have your tickets ready. 
  • Food and drink are not permitted.

Keynote Address & Honorary Degree Recipient 

Catholic scholar and peace activist, David J. O'Brien, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history and Catholic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, will deliver the keynote address at Manhattan College’s 173rd Undergraduate Commencement. He will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony.