Commencement | Mount St. Joseph University

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December 2017 Commencement

Graduation Details

Mount St. Joseph University is proud to celebrate the 100th Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University which will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the University Theatre. The Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.

The 74 participating students graduating are a mix of graduate and traditional students who are receiving degrees from several academic divisions. 

  • Doors will open one hour before the ceremony. This event is not open to the public.
  • Every guest must have a ticket, including small children who are held. 
  • Students with family or friends with special seating needs can call 513-244-4949 to reserve a wheelchair space.
  • We will provide a live video stream of our graduation ceremony for family and friends who cannot attend. 
  • 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.

A Reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Theatre Lobby and Gallery.

There is no practice held for students for the December ceremony.   

Now through November 15, 2017 The Westin Cincinnati is offering a special discount rate for your family and friends to celebrate with you. Guests can access the site, book, modify or cancel a reservation.  You can also call the hotel at 1 (800) WESTIN 1 and request the Mount St. Joseph Commencement block.

Stream in Live!

A personalized Web site for Mount St. Joseph University Commencement has been established. Below you will find the link for you to access the site:

Commencement Speaker

Mary Miller, CEO and co-owner of JANCOA Janitorial Services, Inc., an award winning, family operated commercial cleaning service located in Cincinnati Ohio, will address the students and receive an honorary degree. Mary is known for her optimism and desire to help others realize their uniqueness and personal power. As CEO, Mary has driven the company’s success and exponential growth. She believes success came when she stopped selling and started caring, representing the core of her character.

Mary has gained an international following as a popular speaker advocating for everyone to change direction and focus on their dreams, both personal and professional. As author of Changing Direction, Mary weaves her amazing personal story of triumph and transformation with 10 practical choices you can make today in order to move from victim to victor. 

To get started all you have to do is dream.  By concentrating on improving the future, you become a new, happier and more energized person. Mary strives to stay on a path of positivity and determination. When not enjoying time with family in the city, Mary and her husband Tony enjoy the serenity of their lake home.

Commencement is a wonderful celebration of the accomplishments of our graduates and special guests. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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