Caps and Gowns
On-campus students must order their caps and gowns by March 1 through https://buildagrad.com/sjc. Students can pick them up at the “Senior Send-Off Fair” on April 11 (4-6pm) + April 12 (11am-2pm) in Baggot Street. Students must have their student ID to get their cap and gown. If students are unable to attend the fair, they must pick up their regalia from Shanna Webster, Academic Center for Excellence Office (located on 3rd floor of Alfond Hall Office #325).
Online graduates should apply for graduation through the Registrar’s Office and should order their caps and gowns by March 1 through https://buildagrad.com/sjc. Caps and gowns for online students will be shipped directly to them.
Only guests with tickets will be admitted into graduation. Please make sure to have your tickets in hand.
Graduation tickets will be also be distributed to campus students at the “Senior Send Off” Fair (April 11-12). Students MUST present a proper ID to receive tickets (SJC Student ID is accepted). If students are unable to pick up tickets at the fair, tickets are available in the Registrar’s Office following the fair.
Each campus student will receive a limited amount of guest tickets for seating under the Commencement Tent.
Guests without tickets are welcome to watch the ceremony at the satellite viewing in the Alfond Center Gymnasium. No limit to guests in this area and no tickets are required.
Children under the age of four (4) don’t need tickets, if they are going to share a seat with an adult.
Online graduates will have tickets mailed to them by mid-April.
Each graduate will be handed a Saint Joseph’s College diploma cover during the ceremony. It will contain a blank diploma with a congratulatory message instructing the graduate that their diploma will be mailed to them once they have been cleared by the Office of the Registrar and Student Accounts.
Residential students who are vaccinated will not be required to wear a mask at Commencement exercises.
Online students who provide proof of vaccination to the Health & Wellness Center will not be required to mask.
Guests attending Commencement must wear a medical-grade mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. This guidance may also include the tent – a decision that will be solidified closer to commencement. The weather will dictate whether we need to drop down the sides of the tent, effectively making it an indoor space.
Unvaccinated students may attend Commencement exercises provided they are masked while indoors. A reminder that any senior who remains unvaccinated or is not medically exempt, may not participate in senior week activities.
The road that the College is located on, Whites Bridge Road, can get backed up on the morning of Commencement. You could experience some delays. Be sure to give yourself enough time. We suggest that you arrive on campus as early as you can. We recommend that you arrive before 9 a.m.
Parking will be available on campus. Due to the considerable need for parking, we ask that you and your guests carpool to campus on Saturday. This will help to improve our parking and traffic situation. You will enter the campus from Whites Bridge Road. As you proceed there will be staff to show you the way. Please do not stop your car to ask questions at the entrance, as this will bring the traffic flow to a halt.
Class Rings and Graduation Announcements
Graduation from college is one of the most important achievements students will experience in their life — a milestone to share. Saint Joseph’s College and Balfour have partnered together to offer custom class rings and personalized graduation announcements. To order now, visit balfour.com or call 1-866-225-3687.
Buy your graduate – or yourself – some SJC swag. We’ve got hoodies, t-shirts, pennants, alumni merchandise, SJC mom and dad shirts and more. We’re taking online orders for graduation that can be picked up either the day before graduation or graduation morning.
→ Place an order online
Honor Your Family
Walking across the stage at Commencement is a powerful moment for a graduate and family. Would you like to honor your family with a gift that supports students?
→ Honor your family
Barksdale Photo, a private company, will be taking photos of the graduates as each receives his/her diploma. Graduates will receive an email directly from Barksdale Photo. This email will include your password for your order!