Saint Martin's University Commencement for 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2 p.m.
Friends and family members of graduates: If you can't make it to commencement in person, you can still be there in spirit!
Anyone interested in buying a DVD of the ceremony can call TCTV directly at 360-956-3100 and ask for a copy of SMU's 2016 Commcencement for $20 plus shipping.
Want to see Saint Martin's Commencement on television?
TCTV has Saint Martin's Commencement programmed for the following days:
Tuesday 5/17/2016, 3:30 PM, Channel 77
Wednesday 5/18/2016, 9:30 PM, Channel 77
Monday 5/23/2016, 8:00 PM, Channel 77
Tuesday 5/24/2016, 4:30 PM, Channel 77
Thursday 5/26/2016, 9:00 PM, Channel 77
Tuesday 5/31/2016, 9:30 PM, Channel 77
Wednesday 6/1/2016, 9:30 PM, Channel 77
Thursday 6/2/2016, 4:00 PM, Channel 77
Tickets for commencement
Tickets are required for entry. We regret that we cannot make any exceptions. Each graduating student will receive six (6) tickets for the ceremony. Graduating students can pick up their tickets, along with their cap and gown, at the Graduation Fair held in the Norman Worthington Conference Center on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket.
Seating accommodations and arrival
Doors will open at 1:00 for all attendees and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Marcus Pavilion has limited ADA seating available and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. No more than one family member may sit with the person who needs ADA seating to maximize the number of ADA seats available for those who require it.
Baby carriages and strollers are not allowed inside the Pavilion or the Norman Worthington Conference Center. Please plan accordingly.
Caps and gowns, rings and announcements
Graduating students can pick up their cap and gown at the Graduation Fair held in the Norman Worthington Conference Center on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Rings can also be ordered at Graduation Fair or the University Bookstore. Announcements can be purchased through the University Bookstore.
Graduating with honors
Undergraduate students are eligible for honors if they have completed their last 32 hours in residency and have a cumulative GPA of:
|3.70–3.89||Magna cum laude|
|3.90–4.0||Summa cum laude|
Honor cords will be distributed on the day of commencement when the undergraduate students check in at the Grand Staircase.
Schedule of graduation events and ceremonies
Below is a list of related events, including events leading up to Commencement. In addition to the main Commencement at 2 p.m., the University hosts several program-specific ceremonies and events prior to to Commencement. We will share a complete schedule as details become available.