Cardinal Stritch University holds the Commencement ceremony, and related activities, each spring in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

May 2017 Commencement Weekend Events

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing and Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony  

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Commencement Mass  
Commencement Reception with Presidential Champagne Toast  
Download the Commencement Mass program

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Commencement Ceremonies
Download the Commencement Ceremony program


Proofs will be sent to your home and via email within three to five days after graduation. Pictures can be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at (800) 261-2576 or Registering with GradImages provides them with the information they need to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner. Giving them an accurate mailing address and email address will allow them to get your proofs to you on the first try. 

View the official photo gallery and download photos on Flickr

Order a Congratulations Cake from Sendik's

We have provided Sendik's exclusive use of our logo to make it easier for students and families to order cakes celebrating graduation. Round and pan cakes are available from the bakeries in Whitefish Bay and Mequon.

Cardinal Stritch University Cake with Congratulations

Stritch Cake with Congratulations

Cardinal Stritch University Cake with Logo

Stritch Cake with Logo

Cap and Gown Pick-up Information:

If you have any questions about cap and gown pick-up, please call the University Bookstore at 414-410-4035.

Alumni Benefits

As a Stritch graduate, you will join a network of more than 34,000 alumni, earning automatic membership in the Cardinal Stritch University Alumni Association, which offers you a lifetime of benefits. With graduation around the corner, now is the time to evaluate your goals and develop your plan. Contact Career Education if you would like to meet with a career counselor to discuss your career decision-making, graduate school options, or job search strategies.

StritchConnect is also the best way for Career Services to stay in touch with you as a graduate. Please create or update your profile today with an email address you use regularly. Your initial username is your Stritch ID number and the initial password is “stritch.” Please contact Career Services at (414) 410-4157 if you have questions about registering for StritchConnect. We are available to assist you with all of your career-related activities, including:

  • Making career choices that are right for you.
  • Assessing options and developing effective job search strategies.
  • Identifying and researching potential local, national, and international employers.
  • Developing effective resumes and other written employment search correspondence.
  • Practicing your interviewing techniques and negotiating your salary and benefit package.
  • Comparing job offers and reaching a decision that supports your goals and future success.