The Catholic University of America


Commencement Weekend 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016:
Honors Convocation, 1:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass, 4:00 p.m.
President's Reception, Immediately following Baccalaureate Mass

Saturday, May 14, 2016:
Commencement Exercises, 10:00 a.m.
(Academic Procession will begin by 9:30 a.m.)

Commencement Brochure
(if you have questions about account holds, transcripts, Cardinal Mail, etc., please visit Enrollment Services)

  Specific questions about diploma distribution ceremonies should be directed to the appropriate school.  These schools have web pages dedicated specifically to commencement information:

The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics
Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
School of Nursing
School of Arts and Sciences

 2016 Commencement Speakers

Information about Baccalaureate Mass Choir




 2016 Commencement Speakers Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, will address 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.