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…

Winter Commencement: Saturday, December 12, 2020

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT MASS: 9 a.m. CST
The ceremony will be celebrated by Fr. Terry Deffenbaugh, USF’s chaplain. Click here to open and use the Mass worship aid, and click here to watch the Mass video.

VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY: 10 a.m. CST
Congratulations to August and December undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral graduates from USF’s Joliet campus! Click here to review the commencement program. Watch the ceremony in the window below.