2022 Graduation Events

Maria College will be celebrating its 60th commencement on May 22, 2022.
Graduating students, please see our 5-step Guide to Commencement to learn how to participate.



Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 11am
Location: Maria College Campus,
Great Lawn between Marian Hall and Main Building


Live Stream


  • Guest tickets – Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for guests that must be picked up at the Grad Fair. There is no cost for guest tickets. ALL GUESTS MUST HAVE A VALID TICKET TO ATTEND COMMENCEMENT.
  • Live streamClick here to watch the live stream!
  • Parking – Parking for students and guests is limited. Please carpool if you can! Parking is available by entering the St. Peter’s Hospital employee lot, located on S. Manning Blvd. directly across the street from the hospital. Parking Map available here. The main campus entrance will be closed for students and guests on commencement day (with the exception of handicap parking, see below).
    • Handicap parking is available by entering at the main entrance to campus on New Scotland Avenue, adjacent to Marian Hall. Please note, no other guests or students will be permitted to enter at this entrance.


Commencement map


Download a PDF of the site map here. 

  • Guest seating – The tent will be open starting at 9:30am. Commencement will begin promptly at 11am. At this time, entry to the tent will be closed.
  • Photography – Photographers will be onsite to get your graduate’s photo as they cross the stage and a portrait once they step off the stage. Guests are not permitted to approach the stage for photos. 
  • Shoes! The commencement ceremony will be held on the Great Lawn. Please do not wear high heels that can sink into the grass!
  • Campus store and flowers – Maria College branded items, and flowers will be available for purchase on-site.
  • Reception – Graduates and their guests are invited to join us for a light reception immediately following the conclusion of the commencement ceremony. The reception tent will be located on the Marian Hall parking lot. 
  • Get social! Please use #MariaGrad2022 in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag us!


COVID-19 Policy

For both commencement and White Tea, Maria College requests that any unvaccinated guests please wear a mask while on campus. This policy is subject to change based on CDC and Department of Health requirements and current infection rates. 



Enjoy Memories of Past Commencements