Stonehill College is pleased to announce its 71st Commencement, marking the Class of 2022's achievements.

The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. Commencement exercises will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.

Commencement Weekend Schedule


Friday, May 20, 2022

Members of the Class of 2022 are invited to the annual Senior Send-Off scheduled for Friday, May 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The cookout will be held outside of Welcome Center RFK Grove and the senior slideshow will be shown in McCarthy Auditorium.

This event is sponsored by the College’s Alumni Council and is FREE to all members of the class who register BEFORE MAY 16th.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

This event is crucial to the success of Sunday’s Exercises.

Graduates should meet behind Donahue Hall no later 11:30 a.m.

Following a procession to the quad, President Denning will address the graduates. Students will then participate in a brief walkthrough of the ceremony.

As our region is experiencing an uptick in reported COVID-19 positive cases and in the spirit of health and safety for our community, the Baccalaureate Mass on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m. will now take place outside on the main Quad instead of its previous indoor location. There will be water stations available as the weekend weather is currently predicted to be sunny and warm. Though they are no longer required on-campus, you are welcome to wear a mask if you prefer. This event, open to graduates of all faiths, will also be live-streamed.

At this time no additional changes are expected for this weekend’s festivities. 

Have a great night of fun and entertainment across campus as we countdown the hours until Commencement. Celebrate the students and families of the class of 2022 with live music from East Coast Soul; interactive activities like sports challenges, axe throwing, and photos by the clock; and outdoor games like connect four and Jenga. If you like food and drinks, we also have you covered with food trucks from Birdsnest Street Food, Moyzilla, Reds Kitchen, Tacofied, The Chubby Chickpea, The Whoopie Wagon, Alex’s Ice Cream, and Flour Girls Baking Company. A map of the event will be available on here soon so our seniors and their families will know exactly where to go for the event.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

All graduates report to their respective areas no later than 9:00 a.m. Faculty and staff will organize the graduates in alphabetical order by degree for the Commencement procession.

Download Commencement Program

Commencement Speaker

John Judge ‘89, president and CEO of the Trustees of Reservations

Chief executive in charge of the nation’s oldest conservation and preservation organization will address this year’s graduating class and receive an honorary doctorate.