St. Bonaventure University

Commencement 2024: Sunday, May 12, 2024

St. Bonaventure University's 164th annual Commencement Exercises will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Reilly Center Arena on campus.

Commencement details will be available here as they become finalized. We encourage you to return to this webpage often for announcements and updates.

A number of special events and recognition ceremonies will take place in the days leading up to commencement. These include:

  • Candlelight Induction Ceremony, when graduates are welcomed into the SBU alumni family
  • Multicultural Stole Ceremony, celebrating the achievements of historically underrepresented students
  • Baccalaureate Mass, open to all graduates and their families
Other events preceding commencement include the University Ministries Recognition Ceremony, the ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, individual school and program honors and awards ceremonies, a faculty/staff/senior reception and a senior class picnic.

Detailed information about these events and more will be available here early in spring semester 2024. Seniors eligible for graduation will be provided information about securing tickets for commencement well in advance of the event. 

Commencement exercises will be livestreamed.