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Saint Louis University Commencement

Saint Louis University's 2019 midyear commencement ceremony takes place at 3 p.m. on December 13, 2019, at Chaifetz Arena, located at 1 S. Compton Ave.

Students who have applied to graduate will receive instructions on how to RSVP for each ceremony.  

All graduates should arrive at Chaifetz Arena no later than 2 p.m. and enter through the west VIP entrance. Graduates must robe at Chaifetz Arena. The commencement ceremony lasts approximately an hour-and-a-half with a reception to follow in the concourse of Chaifetz Arena.

Parking, Drop-Offs and Accessibility

Chaifetz Arena is physically accessible. Drop-offs will be allowed from the southbound lane of Compton Avenue closest to the arena.  Multiple sections of accessible seating are available in the arena.

Complimentary parking with shuttle service to and from the arena is available at the Saint Louis University parking garage at the intersection of Olive Street and Compton Avenue.  


Diplomas will be mailed to your address provided to the Office of the University Registrar on your graduation application. Diplomas will not be available for pickup after the commencement ceremony.  For more information about diplomas, call 314-977-2269.

For all other commencement-related questions, please call 314-977-6338.