Spalding University Commencement tradition began when Henry Clay presented a diploma to the first graduate of Nazareth Academy, founded and operated by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. For years, the first Saturday of June has marked the day of celebration for our graduates. Even though the pandemic has forced us to break tradition and postpone our official Commencement until the fall, we continue to celebrate the Class of 2020.


Celebrate from Home: June 4-7
The accomplishments, perseverance and determination of this year’s graduates are worth celebrating. See all the ways you can join us for a virtual salute to our 2020 graduates on June 4-7, and don’t forget to watch our virtual celebration.