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Our Guide for the Graduating Student website is packed with information graduates need to prepare for, and participate in, Commencement Exercises. The guide is available at www.sbu.edu/graduationguide.
Our Commencement FAQ For Families site provides myriad details about Commencement weekend. Please visit the site at www.sbu.edu/commencementfaq.
St. Bonaventure University will hold its 156th Annual Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 15, in Reilly Center Arena. Procession begins at 10:08 a.m., which is when guests should be seated. Exercises start at 10:30 sharp. A schedule of Commencement-related events appears below.
In addition, this site offers detailed information to help ensure that students fulfill graduation requirements and that their families have the information they need to best share in this momentous experience with their graduating students.
New York Times columnist Dan Barry will deliver the keynote address at St. Bonaventure University’s 156th Commencement ceremony.
A 1980 graduate of St. Bonaventure, Barry has been at the Times since 1995. As the Times’ “This Land” columnist since 2007, he has traveled to all 50 states, taking readers beneath news stories and into obscure and well-known corners of the United States.
“To have Dan Barry, one of our nation’s great writers, speak to our graduates this year is truly a blessing,” said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., who will preside over her last Commencement; she announced in January she was stepping down after 12 years as university president.
Barry is among four people who will receive honorary degrees at Commencement. Also being honored are Fr. André Cirino, O.F.M., of Immaculate Conception Province; and Maureen and Ray Dee, ’64, longtime benefactors of the university. Read more.
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