Graduation & Commencement Overview

The University of Mary invites families and the general public to attend commencement ceremony, which celebrates the individual achievements of our students.

Graduation is the day the degree is conferred by the Registrar. All students must fulfill all university, school, and departmental requirements before graduation can take place. Please note: the Commencement Ceremony does not guarantee degree completion.

All Graduating Students:

Application Information:

For details regarding the 2017 Commencement Ceremony please refer to the attached information.

University of Mary Graduation Events 2017

Friday, April 28th, 2017

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM School of Health Sciences Research Colloquium
    Location: Bismarck Event Center
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM ELA Awards Ceremony
    Location: Arno Guston Hall-Harold J. Miller Center
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Respiratory Therapy Graduation Ceremony
    Location: Butler Hall-Gary Tharaldson School of Business
  • 4:30 PM Hooding Ceremony for Occupational Therapy
    Location: Bismarck Event Center
  • 5:00 PM Nursing Pinning Ceremony
    Location: Our Lady of Annunciation Chapel
  • 5:30 PM LFSEBS Student Awards Banquet
    Location: Ramada Bismarck Motel and Convention Center
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Honorary Doctorate Social & Dinner
    Location: Chick's Place, Leach Center for Student Life
  • 7:30 PM Catholic Studies Final "Community Night" Celebration and Honoring
    Location: Catholic Studies House

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Baccalaureate Mass
    Location: Our Lady of Annunciation Chapel-Benedictine Center for Servant Leadership
  • 10:00 AM Breakfast Hospitality
    Location: Benedictine Center Courtyard or the OLA Foyer, in case of inclement weather
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hooding Ceremony for Graduate Nursing
    Location: Butler Hall-Gary Tharaldson School of Business
  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM President's Recognition Breakfast
    Location: University Dining Center-University Hall
  • 10:30 AM Hooding Ceremony for Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Sports and Physical Education Administration
    Location: Heskett Hall
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Hooding Ceremony for Physical Therapy
    Location: Chick's Place-Leach Center for Student Life
  • 11:30 AM Hooding Ceremony for Graduate Education and Counseling
    Location: Arno Gustin Hall
  • 11:30 AM Hooding Ceremony for Graduate Bioethics
    Location: HSLC Great Room
  • 11:45 AM Hooding Ceremony for Graduate Business
    Location: Bismarck Event Center
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Commencement
    Location: Bismarck Event Center
  • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Graduation Celebration
    Location: Chestertons

For details regarding the 2017 Commencement Ceremony please refer to the attached information. 

Lodging:  Hotel information is available by visiting the Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau Accommodation Directory at www.discoverbismarckmandan.com or by calling (800) 767-3555.