Commencement Weekend

Announcements and Tickets

Tickets are required for Commencement but not the Honors and Awards Ceremony or the Baccalaureate Mass. Each graduate will receive four Commencement tickets and four announcements. The announcement cannot be used to gain admission to the Commencement ceremony.

To request additional tickets, complete the Commencement RSVP form beginning Thursday, Feb. 20. Requests for up to four additional tickets will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No requests will be accepted prior to Feb. 20 and only one request will be accepted per student. Since seating is limited, your cooperation in requesting and accepting only those tickets needed is appreciated. The additional tickets reserved will be given to you at the Commencement Office when you pick up your packet.

All graduates should pick up their Commencement packets containing announcements and tickets at the Commencement Office, located in McAuley Hall, Room 202. Packets will be available from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. weekdays from April 7-25.

Additional commemorative announcements may be purchased from Jostens by calling (800) 854-7464 or visiting

Food Service and Facilities

Refreshments will be available both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, Jazzman's Cafe in the O'Hare Academic Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. serving assorted hot and cold specialty drinks, juice and pastries. In addition, the Miley Hall cafeteria will offer soup, salad and deli bar from 1:30-3:30 p.m. On Sunday, coffee, juice, soda, breakfast sandwiches and pastries will be sold at Jazzman's Cafe beginning at 7 a.m.

Flowers will be on sale Sunday at a table near the Commencement tent.

Restrooms will be located behind the O'Hare Academic Center, at the right rear of the tent, both Saturday and Sunday. Handicapped restrooms will be available.

Video, Photography and Publicity

Arrangements have been made with Commencement Photos, Inc. to take close-up pictures of each graduate as degrees are being conferred. Information on how to purchase pictures will be sent directly to your home by Commencement Photos, Inc. They may be contacted at (978) 851-5924 or

Seven Oceans Video & Digital Media will videotape Honors and Awards, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement. Videos or DVDs of the ceremonies may be purchased directly from Seven Oceans by calling (401) 846-0001 or emailing

Salve Regina’s Office of University Relations will issue press releases regarding Commencement for those students who have filed for a degree.