9:30 a.m. – USF Baccaluareate Mass
2:00 p.m. – USF Commencement Ceremony
For the health and safety of our community, the University of Saint Francis is committed to requiring face coverings and maintaining physically distanced seating for its commencement events on May 1, 2021.
Mass for the graduates and their guests will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Face coverings are required and guests will be ushered to seats utilizing three feet distancing between parties. Tickets will not be required to attend Mass.
Face coverings and physical distancing will be required at commencement at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. These practices are in alignment with reported protocols for other local college and high school commencements scheduled at the coliseum in May and June, and conform to the designated seating in the coliseum arena. Tickets are required to attend commencement. The graduating student must register for the guest tickets and these will be distributed the week of Apr. 19. Based on current registration, students will be limited to four guest tickets each. Guests will be seated in designated “pods” of 2, 3 or 4 in the arena. Guests from different families will not be seated together and guests from the same party may need to be split into two groups.
Questions can be sent to Trina Herber, Coordinator for Academic Affairs, at email@example.com or 260-399-7700, extension 6000.
Participating in Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement this year is open to the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021.
You’ve worked hard and experienced the many highs and lows of earning a college degree. Now you take more steps along God’s path. This day isn’t simply the end of your studies. Commencement marks the beginning of the next chapter of your life’s journey. May this celebration of your remarkable achievement be rich with God’s blessings for you and your family.
Graduates and their families and friends, regardless of religion, are warmly welcomed and highly encouraged to participate in this service of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the same day as commencement at 9:30 a.m.all are welcome
You can order caps, gowns, tassels and personalized commencement announcements from CB Graduation Announcements. More information on the dates for the graduation fair will be available as graduation nears.what you need to know
Diplomas will be distributed immediately following Commencement to those who have completed all degree requirements (course work, transfer transcripts received, required exams, financial obligations, and loan exit interviews).
If you or someone in your party will need special assistance during graduation day activities, either at Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement, please let us know. We’ll do everything we can to make this day as enjoyable and comfortable for everyone in attendance. Please contact us at 260.399.8069 to let us know how we can help.