St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University's 162nd
Commencement Exercises


10:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Reilly Center Arena


Below is a tentative schedule of events and activities leading up to Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Please note that all events are subject to change based on state and university COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in place at the time.

Please return to this site often for updates.

Schedule of Events


TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2022
5:30 - 7 p.m.
School of Health Professions Honors and Awards Ceremony
Location: Francis Hall
Invitees: Seniors and faculty by invitation only



TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Jandoli School of Communication Honors and Awards Ceremony
Location: TBD
Invitees: Seniors and faculty by invitation only



WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022
12:30-1:30 p.m.
School of Arts and Sciences Honors and Awards Ceremony
Location: Rigas Theater, Quick Center
Invitees: Seniors and faculty by invitation only



MONDAY, MAY 9, 2022
5-6 p.m.
School of Business Honors and Awards Ceremony
Location: Rigas Theater, Quick Center
Invitees: Seniors and faculty by invitation only

4 p.m.
Signup Deadline for students not participating in Commencement to stay on campus.
Location: Housing office, Reilly Center 206



TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.
School of Education Honors and Awards Ceremony
Location: TBD
Invitees: Seniors and faculty by invitation only
 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022
9 a.m.-noon
Senior Week bracelet pickup for students
Location: TBD

1-4 p.m.
Senior Picnic
Location: Front lawn of Hickey Dining Hall
Invitees: Seniors only, wristband required

4 p.m.
Evening at Mt. Irenaeus (tentative)

9 p.m.-midnight
Senior Night
Location: TBD
Invitees: Students registered to attend only



THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022
9 a.m.-noon
Commencement pass pickup for students
Location: TBD
Invitees: Students registered to participate in the ceremony
 
5-6:30 p.m.
Faculty/Staff/Senior Reception
Location: Front lawn of Hickey Dining Hall
Invitees: Faculty, staff and seniors

6:30-8 p.m.
Senior Banquet and slideshow
Location: Hickey Dining Hall
Invitees: Seniors
 
9 p.m.-midnight
Senior Night
Location: TBD
Invitees: Students registered to participate 
 



FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022
5:30-7 p.m.
University Ministries Prayer Service & Reception
Location: University Chapel 
Invitees: Invited guests only

8:15 p.m.
26th Annual Candlelight Induction Ceremony 
Location: Plassmann/Swan Quad 
Invitees: Seniors, families, SBU community 

9 p.m.

Family Social 
Location: Hickey Dining Hall 
Invitees: Seniors, families, SBU community

 



SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022
10-11 a.m.
ROTC Military Science Commissioning Ceremony 
Location: Rigas Theater, Quick Center
Invitees: Senior cadets and families
 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Multicultural Stole Ceremony
Location: Reilly Center Arena
Invitees: Students, families, SBU community
 

4-5 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass
Location: Reilly Center Arena
Invitees: Students, families, SBU community
 

5:30 p.m.
Honorary Degree Recipient Dinner
Invitees: Invited guests only



SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022
8-9 a.m.
Commencement Pass Pickup 
Location: TBD
For online students and others who did not previously get their tickets

10:30 a.m.
Commencement Exercises
Location: Reilly Center Arena
Invitees: Students and families, faculty, staff, SBU community