University Commencement

Commencement Mass

Families and friends are invited to the Commencement Mass held at the Jersey City campus. Please join the Saint Peter’s University Class of 2023, faculty, staff, and Jesuit community, as the entire Saint Peter’s community celebrates by giving thanks and asking for God’s blessing. Due to space restrictions, each student is limited to bring a maximum of four guests (including children 2 and under). 

Thursday, May 18, 2023
3:00 PM
Saint Aedan’s Church
Assembly: Mac Mahon Student Center

Caps and Gowns

Graduates need only bring their caps and gowns. Hoods are not required. Reminder: Once in place at their seats in Saint Aedan’s Church, men should remove their caps.


A cocktail reception for doctoral candidates and award winners, their guests, faculty, and administrators will be held in the Duncan Sky Room in the Mac Mahon Student Center immediately following the Mass.


Parking is available in any of the University parking lots.


In the event of rain, everyone in the procession will assemble inside the Mac Mahon Student Center, 1st Floor.