Graduation Events & Schedule

Monday-Thursday, May 8-11, 2017
Cap, Gown, and Ticket Pick Up
10am-5pm, MNE Bookstore
Beginning on Monday morning, all graduates may pick up their caps/gowns and ceremony tickets from the MNE bookstore.  The Department of Student Life will provide a commemorative gift to each graduate at pick up.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Graduate Luncheon
11am-1pm, Lake View Country Club
Complimentary buffet style lunch.  This event is a special opportunity to spend time with fellow graduates. Tickets will be provided to graduates for entry into the basket raffle.  Attire is business casual.  You must RSVP to Steve Gregg ( by May 1st.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Cost is $20 for non-graduates.

Friday, May 12, 2017
Staff/Faculty v. Student Softball Game
12:30pm, MNE Softball field
Check back for more details.

Awards Dinner*
6:30pm-cash bar, 7pm-dinner, Lake View Country Club
Awards will be presented for the top award winners, department award winners, and top male and female student-athletes. You must RSVP to Sharon Zuccolotto ( by April 24th.  The award winner and two guests may attend the dinner for free. Cost is $25 per person for any additional guests.

*Invitation only

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Graduation Day
10:00am - Continental Breakfast in the Bookstore Lobby

11:00am - Commencement Mass in Saint Mary’s Chapel
                 All denominations are invited to attend Mass where a special blessing will be bestowed on all graduates.

11:40am - Arrival and robing for Graduates in Miller 116 & Miller 108

12:00pm - Faculty line up in Executive Board Room. Please arrive no later than 12:20pm.

12:15pm - Doors to Liguori Fieldhouse open

12:55pm - Academic Procession Begins

1:00pm   - Commencement in Liguori Fieldhouse 
                 Farewell reception immediately following in the Ridge Great Room.


A commemorate bottle of wine with a personalized 2017 Graduation label will be for sale at Mazza Winery in North East beginning May 10, 2017.