Senior Week Events
|Awards Convocation||Friday, April 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.||MPOARC Arena|
|The annual presentation of academic awards to students from all class years. Students who will receive academic awards will be notified in advance and their participation in the event requested. Family and friends of these students are welcome to attend and and no advance reservations are required. There is a reception with light refreshments following the awards presentation.|
|Lavender Graduation||Friday, April 26, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC)|
|Hosted by LGBTQ Student Services, it is a special ceremony that honors the achievements of graduating gender and sexual minority students and distinguished allies. Recognized students will receive a rainbow tassel and a reception will follow the ceremony. Students and family members can RSVP to email@example.com.|
|Beach Day||Wednesday, May 8, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.||Waterfront|
|Relax with your friends at the waterfront (weather permitting).|
|Senior Gala||Thursday, May 9, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.||Campus Center|
|Cost: $40 (includes 4 tickets for alcoholic beverages) or $30 (includes unlimited non-alcoholic beverages) per person.
Tickets must be purchased by May 1. Bring your fancy attire and enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres on the patio (weather permitting), dinner and dancing in a beautifully decorated Great Room, and making memories with your friends. Tickets can be purchased here.
|*Graduation Rehearsal||Friday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m.||Recreation Courts (MPOARC Arena)|
|The rehearsal takes about an hour and will provide useful information and serve as a practice for the next day. If you absolutely cannot attend the rehearsal, contact the Office of the Registrar, 240-895-4336 to report your absence.|
|Family Activities||Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11||See Details|
Friday, May 10, 5:00 p.m. Select restaurants will offer a 10% discount for St. Mary’s Graduates. We encourage you to make reservations in advance. Participating restaurants are listed below. The Great Room will provide standard dinner operations from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TRAFFIC & PARKING:
Breakfast – Great Room Meal RSVP
|*Photographs||Saturday, May 11, 9:15 a.m.||Recreation Courts (MPOARC Arena)|
|A group photo of the graduates will be taken at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the recreation courts. Graduates must be in cap and gown to be in the pictures. Late arrivals will not be included. An 8×10” copy of this photo will be mailed by the photography vendor to each graduate as a gift from the College.Individual photos of each person receiving a diploma will be taken by a professional photographer. One proof of that photo will be sent to each graduate at no charge. Additional prints will be available for purchase from the photographer.
QUESTIONS REGARDING PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO CLASSIC PHOTOGRAPHY AT 410-203-1003 OR CUSTOMERSERVICE@CLASSIC-PHOTO.COM.
|*Commencement||Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m.||Townhouse Green|
|TICKETS & SEATING:
No tickets are necessary for the Commencement ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-served. Although the area will be tented, some seating is in an open area in full sun. Guest should be prepared with hats, sunscreen, and other protective measures. Please bring rain gear if the weather is threatening. The event is held outside, rain or shine. No seats may be held for guests without someone being physically present to hold them.TRAFFIC & PARKING:
College Drive will be closed until Commencement is over, then traffic will be one way until 4:00 p.m. (going from Mattapany toward Route 5). Families and guests may park in any available lot.