Commencement | Mount St. Joseph University

Graduation. It's more than your last day here. It's a celebration of everything you did to get here and one step closer to a successful future!

December 2018 Commencement

Mount St. Joseph University is proud to celebrate the 102nd Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University which will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in the University Theatre. 

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

Graduation Details

Friday, December 14, 2018 The Baccalaureate Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, December 14 at 6 p.m. in the Mater Dei Chapel.  All are welcome!  A reception will immediately follow.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Commencement Speaker: Sister Joan Cook. Click here for speaker bio. 

The Graduation ceremony will be held in the University Theatre at 10 a.m.  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.  Graduates line up in the CL201, arriving at 9 a.m., no later than one hour prior to the ceremony.  Students with family or friends with special seating/mobility needs can call 513-244-4949.

Graduation Reception

A light reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the Theatre Lobby and Gallery.  Gather with family and friends to celebrate this special day.

Stream it Live!

We will provide a live video stream of our graduation ceremonies for family and friends who cannot attend.  The following web addresses can be used for accessing the graduation video stream.


Special parking arrangements have been made for Saturday. Members of the Department of Public Safety and Division of Institutional Advancement request that everyone honor the following arrangements:

  • Parking in the Administrative Circle is reserved for honorees, special guests, board members, guest with disabilities and those members of the faculty and staff who reserved parking spaces in that lot.
  • Additional parking spaces have been added in the West Lot for those persons needing handicap parking.

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

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.