The Catholic University of America

Commencement 2016


Commencement 2017

Commencement Exercises will take place Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  The academic procession will begin at 9:25am, and the ceremony will begin at 10:00am.

  The Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Great Upper Church at the Shrine on Friday, May 12 at 4:00pm.

Additional details about Commencement weekend will be added to this webpage as they become available. Students expecting to graduate in May should plan to attend the Graduation Fair, which will be held Tuesday, February 21 and Wednesday, February 22 at the CUA Bookstore.

Students should also anticipate receiving, around the beginning of the year, information about ordering academic regalia, diploma frames, announcements, etc.


  Congratulations, Class of 2016!!

Commencement Brochure

 2016 Commencement Speakers

 2016 Commencement Speakers Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, addressed the Class of 2016 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14. 

The couple lives in Manhattan with their two daughters and three sons. Despite a busy work schedule on their TV Land sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show, the duo tries to prioritize family life whenever possible, sometimes taking the family along on cross-country comedy tours.