School of Theology and Religious Studies

Friday, May 17, 2019
11:30 a.m. TRS Commencement Rehearsal
Saturday, May 18, 2019 
10:00 a.m. - CUA Annual Commencement 
East Steps of the Basilica
11:45 a.m. - TRS Commencement Ceremony
Hartke Theater

All TRS graduates participating in commencement must attend commencement rehearsal on May 17, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in Hartke Theater. The rehearsal will last 30-45 minutes. Honors Convocation begins at 1:00 pm, so please be on time.  

Check-in on Saturday, is at 8:45 a.m. at Hartke Theater. Following check-in students will line up according to degrees (BA, STB, MDIV, MA, MCAT, STL, DMIN, PHD, and STD) and join the general assembly at McMahon Hall for procession. 

Graduates may invite as many friends and family members as they like since tickets are not required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony itself begins at 10 a.m., however, the academic procession begins at 9:30 a.m., so please encourage your guests to be seated prior to that time. Guests with disabilities should contact Disability Support Services at least two weeks prior to Commencement to arrange for accommodations.


TRS Graduation Reception
1:00 p.m.
Caldwell Auditorium


For any questions regarding TRS commencement, please contact Nikkole Williams at


Rain Plan

In case of inclement weather, the STRS ceremony will start promptly at 10:30 am in the Hartke

Theater. Student please arrive at Hartke Theater for check in at 9:15 a.m. Guest are welcome to be seated at 9:30 a.m. Procession will begin in Hartke at 10:00 a.m.