Info for Families and Guests

  • Commencement Info for Families and Guests

    Congratulations to you too! You've encouraged and supported your daughter, son, wife, husband, friend or relative to realize his/her academic success at Carlow—you deserve a round of applause! We sincerely hope you enjoy this day with your loved one, celebrating her/his accomplishments and achievements as s/he start the next phase of life and career. Below is some general information that will be helpful to you on this special day.

    Baccalaureate Mass 
    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland  
    10:00 a.m.

    Graduates' Reception 
    Immediately following mass
    St. Paul Cathedral Social Hall

    Commencement Ceremony
    Saturday, May 10, 2014
    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Oakland 
    1:00 p.m. [doors open at noon.] 

  • General Information about Ceremony

    • Tickets for the commencement ceremony are required (not required for Baccalaureate Mass or Graduates' Reception). Graduates are responsible for ordering guest tickets.
    • Doors will open one hour prior to the ceremony.
    • Family members are welcome to take pictures and video; however, the aisles of the auditorium must remain clear and guests are expected to act with decorum while taking pictures. Guests should not stand in the aisles or otherwise get in the way of the processional, recessional or any part of the ceremony.
    • Guests may not stand in the way of graduates as they leave or return to their seats during the reading of names. This will be strictly enforced. No one may enter or exit the auditorium during the graduates’ procession, the Invocation or President's Welcome.
    • Latecomers will be seated at the commencement staff’s discretion.
    • Open strollers are not permitted.
    • Objects, such as balloons, that block the view of the stage are not permitted. Helium balloons are not allowed inside Soldiers and Sailors.