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.

If you were not able to attend the Grad Fair, don't worry, there is still plenty of time to purchase your regalia, announcements, diploma frames, etc. See the link above the countdown clock below. Also, please remember to apply for graduation by March 3 if you haven't already.

See the Grad Fair highlight video below! 

Commencement Save the Date Mailer

Information about regalia, diploma frames, graduation announcements, etc.



 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.