Information for Graduates

An overview of how to prepare for the commencement ceremony.

Spring 2014 Commencement Information

Cardinal Stritch University will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee.

Schedule of Commencement Activities

Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • 10 a.m. -- Graduation Mass, St. Francis of Assisi Chapel on the main campus.
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Celebratory Brunch, Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center on the main campus.
  • 3 p.m. -- Commencement Ceremony, BMO Bradley Harris Bradley Center, downtown Milwaukee (tickets are not required).

Length of Ceremony

Approximately two hours.


Members of the graduating class will process into the BMO Harris Bradley Center and be seated upon reaching the reserved area. Men will remove their caps for the benediction at the conclusion of the program and put them on immediately afterward.

Ceremony Procedure

The graduates will be asked to stand and be presented to the president of the university for the conferral of their degrees. Candidates will be ushered to the stage where the president will present the degrees. Graduates walk across the stage, receive their diplomas, and return to their seats in the reserved areas. 

General Academic Information

The official graduation date is May 18, 2014. If you do not fulfill degree requirements, you must withdraw in writing from graduation and reapply for a future graduation date.

Diplomas will be mailed about two months after graduation.

For more information, please call (414) 410-4081 or (800) 347-8822, ext. 4081.

Special Needs at the Commencement Ceremony

If you or one or your guests have need of a sign language interpreter, wheelchair space or any other special need, please call Gail Davidson at (414) 410-4009 or (800) 347-8822, ext. 4009.