Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's a celebration of everything you did to get here.

December 2016 Commencement

The Ninety-Eighth Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theatre.  

Our Special Guest Speaker will be Maribeth Rahe.  Maribeth Rahe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc.

The 93 participating students graduating are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students and are receiving degrees from several academic divisions. 

The celebration will continue with a reception in the Theatre Gallery immediately following the commencement ceremony. Bring your camera and have a picture taken with President H. James Williams.

Graduation Details

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. We ask those who have signed up for disability seating to arrive early. 

Professional pictures of each graduate will be taken by GradImages.  To view proofs and order pictures, contact GradImages at or call 1 (800) 261-2576.

The Westin Cincinnati is offering a discount rate of $99.00 for family and guests who will be celebrating with us.  Reservations must be made no later than November 8, 2016.  Please use the following link to access the site:

Stream it Live

For family and friends unable to attend, the graduation celebration will be streamed LIVE.
The following web address can be used for accessing the graduation video stream.
Graduation Ceremony | 7:00 PM | Thursday, December 8, 2016

The event is not open to the public – those who attend must have a ticket.

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.