Graduation Salute

Graduation Salute will be on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the University Bookstore where you will pick up your Cap and Gown. (Only Masters and Doctoral Students need to pre-order their cap and gown. If you have not pre-ordered your cap and gown there will be plenty of extras available at the Salute).

Please check your tuition account prior to the Salute to be sure you do not have a financial hold. You will NOT  be able to pick up your Cap and Gown or tickets if you have an outstanding balance. You may reach out to Hawk Central in 121 Barbelin Hall. They can also be reached via email at or on the telephone at 610-660-2000.

Undergraduate students will pick up Graduation Ceremony tickets. Each student will receive seven tickets for the lawn on Curran Field, Maguire Campus.  In addition, each student will receive two rain tickets, in the event that the ceremony is moved to the Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena for severe weather. Doctoral and Graduate students do not require tickets for guests.

There will be vendors on hand at the Salute with announcements, class rings, and frame options.  In addition, there will be a professional photographer offering on site cap and gown photos.

If you are unable to attend this year’s Graduation Salute and do not have a financial hold on your account, please pick up your cap and gown at your earliest convenience at the SJU Bookstore beginning March 25, 2017.  This includes all pre-orders.  If you have a hold on your account please stop by Hawk Central before picking up your cap and gown. HDC, PLS, Graduate and Doctoral students that are unable to pick up their cap and gown at the SJU Bookstore may place their order online and pay $15.95 and have it shipped to their home address.  Undergraduate Day students that did not pick up their graduation ceremony tickets may do so in Hawk Central. (Note: Only the Undergraduate, PLS and HDC Graduation Ceremony will require tickets)