Commencement 2018

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Saint Mary's School graduates the Class of 2018 during commencement exercises in the school's historic Grove.

Commencement day begins with a 9:30 a.m. Chapel Baccalaureate Service for the graduates and their families. Following the service, the graduating seniors will process through the Grove, receiving the traditional purple iris along the way. Commencement exercises begin at 10:30 a.m. and are followed by a celebratory luncheon for the graduates, their families and friends, and all members of the Saint Mary's community.

KATLYN GRASSO NAMED 2018 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

Saint Mary’s Head of School Brendan J. O’Shea is pleased to announce that Katlyn Grasso, founder and CEO of GenHERation, a network in which young women and companies connect through a digital platform and national events, has accepted the invitation to serve as Saint Mary’s 2018 commencement speaker.

Grasso recently graduated with a B.S. degree in economics, with a concentration in finance and strategic globalization, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Click here to read more about this year's commencement speaker.

 

Commencement Weekend Events

Wednesday, May 16 | 2 – 3 p.m.
Spring Sports Assembly
Pittman Auditorium 
All Saint Mary's families invited to attend.

Friday, May 18 | 8 a.m.
Honors Convocation
Pittman Auditorium
All Saint Mary's families invited to attend.

Friday, May 18 | 6 p.m.
Residential Life Awards
Dining Hall in Chan-Poyner
Boarding families invited to attend.

Saturday, May 19 | 6 p.m.
Senior Dinner
Smedes Hall and Patio
For all graduates, family members, and graduate guests.

Saturday, May 19 | 7:30 p.m.
Senior Farewell Program
Pittman Auditorium
All members of Saint Mary's community invited to attend. 

Sunday, May 20 | 9:30 a.m. 
Baccalaureate Service
Chapel 
For graduates and their families.

Sunday, May 20 | 10:30 a.m.
Commencement Exercises
The Grove
All members of Saint Mary's community invited to attend.

Sunday, May 20 | 12:30 p.m.
Commencement Luncheon
Smedes Hall and Patio
All members of Saint Mary's community invited to attend.

If you have questions about commencement or the events leading up to the ceremony, please contact Lois Utt in the Head of School Office at lutt@sms.edu or 919-424-4038.