Santa Clara University

2015 Commencement

Undergraduate Commencement 

Graduates- Please remember to submit your Response Form no later than May 24, 2013.

graduates at commencement ceremony

Commencement Liturgy

Just as an incoming student's experience of Santa Clara University begins with an orientation liturgy, so too does that experience end within a liturgical setting, the Commencement Liturgy. Students of all faiths, their families and friends are cordially invited to participate in this celebration. It is a time for giving thanks and praise for the gifts given and received while at Santa Clara and for asking a blessing on the graduates and their futures. The Commencement Liturgy is at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 in the Leavey Center.

If you are interested in volunteering to work the Commencement Liturgy, please visit the following webpage:

Senior Honors & Awards
The College of Arts & Sciences will celebrate their Honors & Awards at department, program and individual society functions. For further information please visit

5th Annual Leavey School of Business Senior Awards Ceremony
(408) 554-4872
Ceremony is by invitation only

Engineering School Senior Awards & Honors
Shane Wibeto (408) 554-4468
Ceremony is by invitation only

President's Undergraduate Reception

Immediately following the Commencement Liturgy, the graduates, along with their families and friends, are invited to a reception in their honor in the Mission Gardens.

Seniors-Only Breakfast

The Seniors-Only Breakfast is an opportunity for all seniors to gather informally as a class one last time.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement is a time to celebrate the culmination of four years of college life. It is a time for sharing with family, friends, faculty, and staff the joy and result of your effort. It is a time to thank those most responsible for helping you arrive at this moment. Candidates for the Baccalaureate degree will be honored on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Note: The joy and the dignity of Commencement is up to the Senior Class. None of us wants it to be marred by inappropriate or rude conduct, often caused by drinking. For this reason, we ask you to please refrain from bringing alcohol into the Commencement Ceremony. Likewise, please remain in the seating area until the ceremony has come to a close. We want a pleasant celebration for all who participate. We need your active cooperation in making this possible.

Alumni Picnic

Each year, the Alumni Office sponsors a celebration on campus for the graduates, their families, and friends. Tickets for this event can be purchased through the Alumni Office. Call 408-554-6800 for tickets and further information.


Commencement Office | Walsh Administration Building, Lower Level
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
1-408-554-2326 |