What is the difference between graduation and commencement? That’s a great question! GRADUATION is completion of all coursework, earning of the diploma, and the posting of the degree to the transcript. COMMENCEMENT is the ceremony that celebrates or marks the completion of college work. Continue reading for information on commencement activities…

Spring Commencement: Saturday, May 8, 2021

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT MASS: 9 a.m. CST
The ceremony will be celebrated by Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, USF’s chaplain. Access the Mass here on Commencement Day.

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 10 a.m. CST
Congratulations, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral graduates from USF’s Joliet campus! The commencement program will be posted on this page prior to the event, and you can watch the ceremony in the window below at 10 a.m. on Commencement Day.