May 2019 Commencement

Mount St. Joseph University is proud to celebrate the 103rd Commencement of Mount St. Joseph University which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the Harrington Center.


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

Graduation Details

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Baccalaureate Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m. in the Mater Dei Chapel.  All are welcome!  A reception will immediately follow.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Commencement Speakers: Pete Strange, Graduate Ceremony and Ertharin Cousin, Undergraduate Ceremony. Click here for speakers' bios.


The Graduation ceremonies will be held in the Harrington Center at 10 a.m. for the Graduate Ceremony and 2:30 p.m. for the Undergraduate Ceremony.  Doors will open one hour before each ceremony begins.  This event is not open to the public.  Every guest must have a ticket, including small children who are held.  Graduates for the Graduate Ceremony line up in the Old Gymnasium at 9 a.m., no later than one hour prior to the ceremony. Graduates for the Undergraduate Ceremony line up in the Old Gymnasium at 1:30 p.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.



A buffet brunch will be offered in the Fifth Third Dining Hall Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for all graduates and guests. This is a ticketed event. Graduates are guests of the University, but guest tickets must be purchased. Guests are $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 4-12, and children under 4 eat free. Cash and checks are accepted, make checks payable to Mount St. Joseph University.



Stream it Live!

We will provide a live video stream of our graduation ceremonies for family and friends who cannot attend.  The livestream link is Check back for more details. 


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.