Commencement

2024 Senior Events

THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TICKETS IS APRIL 8 AT 11:59 P.M.

Reserve SJU Commencement Tickets

Reserve CSB Commencement Tickets

Reserve/Purchase Senior Events Tickets

**Please note that the CSB or SJU student must reserve and purchase tickets as the system requires their student login and ID.

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March 2024

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Week of March 11

Ticketing Opens

Online Email

Please watch your student and parent email for information on reserving and purchasing tickets for our senior events, including the commencement ceremonies.

March 20, 2024

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grad Finale (SJU Students Only)

Saint John's Bookstore

This is your opportunity to pick up your cap and gown, view graduation products, and meet with relevant campus departments to ensure you are on track for the big day.

March 21, 2024

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grad Finale (CSB Students Only)

Mary Commons CSB

This is your opportunity to pick up your cap and gown, view graduation products, and meet with relevant campus departments to ensure you are on track for the big day.


April 2024

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April 13, 2024

8-11 p.m.

Bennie Ball

HCC Field House (CSB)

Graduating Bennies are invited to bring their father, or another person who has played a significant role in their life, to come dance the night away. There will be delicious appetizers and refreshments, cash bar, live band and of course a dance floor! 

April 13, 2024

6-9:30 p.m.

Johnnie Formal

Guild Hall (SJU)

All graduating Johnnies are invited to bring their mother or another person who has played a significant role in their life. There will be a buffet dinner, bar, DJ and of course plenty of dancing!

April 14, 2024

12-1:30 p.m.

Bennie Brunch

HCC Field House (CSB)

We invite all our graduating Bennies to invite their mother, or another person who has played a significant role in their life, to enjoy a lovely brunch, mimosas, photo opportunities and plenty of conversation and laughter!

April 21, 2024

3:15 p.m.

Paying It Forward- CSB Senior Social

Upper Gorecki (PDR)

We are delighted to invite you to join us for light refreshments before Senior Dinner to celebrate the spirit of giving back and the impact of scholarships. Together, we will reflect on the importance of philanthropy in shaping the future and honoring the generosity that has paved the way for our success. Attendees will receive a small gift from CSB Institutional Advancement in honor of this momentous achievement. Register Here

April 21, 2024

4-6 p.m.

CSB Senior Dinner (Students Only)

Upper Gorecki (CSB)

Seniors are invited to the CSB Senior Dinner with President Brian Bruess. Join in community with your classmates, learn about being an alumna and enjoy a complimentary dinner in celebration of your accomplishments! Take a walk down memory lane and submit pictures from your time at Saint Ben’s for the senior memory slide show. Email your photos to [email protected].

April 21, 2024

5-7 p.m.

SJU Senior Dinner (Students Only)

Guild Hall (SJU) 

President Brian Bruess and the Saint John's University Alumni Association invite the Class of 2024 to this long-standing tradition: The Senior Dinner. Dating back decades, this evening is all about celebrating our senior class and your legacy going forward as the Class of 2024. You will be joined by your fellow classmates, President Bruess, department chairs, FRs, head coaches and members of the Alumni Association. Take a walk down memory lane and submit pictures from your time at Saint John’s for the senior memory slide show. Email your photos to [email protected].

 

May 2024

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May 9, 2024

5-7 p.m.

Senior Farewell (Students Only)

CSB Mall

Seniors, this event is just for you! The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement invites all graduating seniors to join us. We will share a meal, there will be prizes, many laughs, and maybe a few tears. It will be an evening to remember! 

May 10, 2024

5:30 p.m.

Baccalaureate Mass

Abbey and University Church (SJU)

All are invited to celebrate the Catholic, Benedictine traditions of Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s by gathering in a Mass of thanksgiving for the Class of 2024. With faculty, staff, monastic communities and CSB and SJU Campus Ministries, the graduates will have this moment together before the big day. 

May 11, 2024

8:00-10:00 a.m.

CSB Commencement Breakfast

Gorecki (CSB)

Each CSB graduate may reserve up to six complimentary breakfast tickets (five guests and one for the graduate). Seating times: 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door by cash or credit card. 

May 11, 2024

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CSB Commencement Ceremony

HCC Field House (CSB)

Each CSB graduate is entitled to reserve five general admission electronic guest tickets for the ceremony. Guest tickets must be reserved by the graduate. Additional tickets are not available.

The doors to the Field House will open at 10 a.m. and entrance will be by electronic ticket only. Accessibility seating is available. Additional seating is available in Escher Auditorium at the Benedicta Arts Center for a livestream of the ceremony (no ticket required). Doors open at 10 a.m.

May 11, 2024

12 - 2 p.m.

SJU Commencement Lunch

Guild Hall (SJU)

Each SJU graduate may reserve up to five complimentary luncheon tickets (four guests and one for the graduate). Additional tickets may be purchased at the door by cash or credit card. The cost of the tickets will be $14.60 for adults $10.60 for ages 5 -10.

May 11, 2024

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

SJU Commencement Ceremony

Abbey and University Church (SJU)

Each SJU graduate is entitled to reserve four general admission electronic guest tickets for the ceremony. Guest tickets must be reserved by the graduate. Additional tickets are not available.

The doors to the Abbey and University Church will open at 2 p.m. and entrance will be by electronic ticket only. Accessibility seating is available. The ceremony can also be viewed in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, open to the public at 2 p.m. (no ticket required).

May 13, 2024

12 p.m.

Move Out

CSB and SJU On-Campus Housing

Congratulations Graduates! We ask that all CSB and SJU students living in on-campus housing be moved out by Monday, May 13 at 12 p.m.