Alumni Commencement Programs

Welcoming New Alumni & Honoring Our Legacy

The Alumni Association hosts a variety of events leading up to and including commencement. We work to engage not only the senior class, but also the 50th reunion Class of 1969 into our commencement program that helps strengthen the bond to USF.  This is a special milestone and we are excited to be a part of it.

Senior Celebration

This annual, complimentary event invites all students, alumni, faculty and staff to help celebrate our honored guests – the graduating senior class. Typically hosted in April (and coordinated with student input), it includes food and drinks, a photo booth, and a fun evening with the seniors. For more information about this year’s festivities, please contact the Alumni & Family Relations Office at 877-811-ALUM, or view event details here.

“Selfie” Campaign

Graduates are encouraged to bring their phones with them during the ceremony because during the alumni association speech, they will be challenged to take their best “selfie!” Those who “like” and post to the University of St. Francis alumni Facebook page will be sent a free gift courtesy of the Alumni & Family Relations Office. Be sure to “like” us at

Alumni Volunteer Table

Several dedicated alumni volunteers spend the day hosting our alumni table the day of commencement in both May and December each year. Volunteers welcome the newest alumni into our ranks, collect contact information, and hand out free alumni T-shirts. We also provide complimentary photo opportunities with our alumni branded photo backdrop and photo frame. Click here if you’re interested in volunteering with us!

50th Reunion Class – Class of 1969

group of smiling alumniThis new annual tradition welcomes graduates from the 50th honored year class back to campus each May. Alumni will be treated to lunch and will dress in full graduation regalia and process in our commencement ceremony where they will be honored with the current graduating class by USF President Arvid C. Johnson, Ph.D. Invitations are mailed every winter to the honored class. We genuinely hope you will join us as we honor your class year and help make commencement even more special for the current graduates as we pay special tribute to your legacy. The 2019 commencement date is May 4, 2019.

Interested in participating as a 50th honoree? Click here to register and reserve your regalia today, or you can download a printable form and email it to All forms must be submitted by April 5, 2019.