Important Dates

Please note that dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Dates at a Glance

  • 2019 Spring Graduation Fair in Frazier Hall Thursday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Senior Week 2019 (May 6 - 10)
  • Commencement Rehearsal in Knights Hall on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m.
  • President’s Welcome to the Alumni Association in the Quad (rain location Frazier Hall) on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:15 p.m. (immediately following Commencement Rehearsal)
  • Honors and Awards Brunch (by invitation) in Frazier Hall on Friday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
  • Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 10, at St. Agnes. Arrive at 3:15 p.m. Mass begins at 4 p.m.
  • Doctoral Hooding Ceremony in Knights Hall on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m.
  • Doctoral Hooding Reception (by invitation) in Frazier Hall on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m.,
  • Undergraduate Student Parent Reception in the University Dining Hall on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Commencement Assembly
    • Students gather in the ULA Ballroom on Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m.
    • Faculty and Staff gather in the VIP 1 and VIP 2 rooms on Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m.
    • Map of the Kentucky Exposition Center (pdf)
  • 2019 Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11 in Freedom Hall inside the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center at 11 a.m.

Spring 2019 Commencement Rehearsal and Alumni Association Welcome Reception

Commencement Rehearsal
Rehearsal is on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Knights Hall. All graduates should report to the main floor of Knights Hall for Commencement Rehearsal. You do not need to bring your cap and gown.

President’s Welcome to the Alumni Association
Join us on Wednesday, May 8, at 6:15 p.m. in the Quad (rain location Frazier Hall) for a campus celebration of your induction into the Alumni Association. Held immediately following Commencement Rehearsal, there will be food, champagne, brews, refreshments, music, and a gift for each May 2019 graduate. President Donovan will be on hand to thank the Class of 2019 for everything you have contributed to the campus community and officially welcome you as lifetime members of the Bellarmine Alumni Association. 

University Honors and Awards Brunch

Friday, May 10 • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. • Frazier Hall • By invitation

The University will host an Honors and Awards Brunch on Friday, May 10, in Frazier Hall. Award recipients and students graduating from the Honors Program will receive an invitation to this event.

Baccalaureate Mass

Friday, May 10 • 4 p.m. • St. Agnes Church (1920 Newburg Road)

All members of the Bellarmine community and their guests are invited to attend. Graduates, faculty and staff members will gather at 3:15 p.m. in full academic regalia (cap, gown, and hood) in St. Aloysius Hall, beneath the church. The processional begins at approximately 3:45 p.m. and Mass begins at 4 p.m. Any graduate who would like to be a part of the planning for the Baccalaureate Mass should contact Ms. Laura Kline, Director of Campus Ministry, at 502.272.7051. Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Servers and Musicians are needed.

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Friday, May 10 • 6 p.m. • Knights Hall • Download Ceremony Details (pdf)

On May 10, all doctoral degree candidates will be recognized individually for the significant accomplishment of successfully completing degree requirements for their program. Please join us as we celebrate this distinguished achievement.