2017 Commencement

Maria College's 55th Commencement

We look forward to welcoming the families and friends of the Class of 2017 for graduation weekend. For assistance in planning your weekend, please see schedule below.  If you have questions, please email us at communication@mariacollege.edu

We will soon be announcing the 2017 Commencement speaker.

2017 Commencement Events:

Event: Date & Time Location
Graduation Fair April 26 Bookstore Corridor
Nursing pinning ceremony (LPN, RN, and BS) May 18
time TBD
 Tent Behind Marian Hall
Commencement Mass May 19
Mercy Chapel
Commencement Dinner & Award Ceremony    May 19
Tent Behind Marian Hall
Commencement May 21
Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Commencement Ceremony

2017 Commencement Details
Sunday, May 21 at 3:30pm 
  • Plan to arrive at the Convention Center by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Upon arrival at the Empire State Plaza, use North Visitors Parking (P-3/P-2). There will be a fee for parking ($5). The driver of the vehicle, and possibly other occupants, will need to show photo ID. Note: If you prefer, Museum lots, East Garage, and street parking are free on weekends.
  • Take elevator to “C” – Concourse level.
  • Follow signs to Convention Center. Students will robe in Meeting Rooms 2/3; faculty and staff will robe in Meeting Room 1.

Click here for a map of the Empire State Plaza.
Click here for driving instructions.

2016 Commencement Memories

Commencement Speaker: Karen Schneider, RSM, M.D.



2015 Commencement Memories

Commencement 2015  Commencement Dinner 2015

White Tea Ceremony 2015