A Time-Honored Tradition
Spalding University’s 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. Today, commencement is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of our students to obtain their degrees. Typically, Commencement takes place the first Saturday of June each year. For our 2024 Celebration, we will host a series of smaller, in-person ceremonies by academic discipline on Thursday, May 30; Friday, May 31; and Saturday, June 1.
Spalding graduated its first class from the Louisville campus.
Commencement will take place in smaller ceremonies on May 30 1, May 31, and June 1.
Our commencement ceremonies are open to our undergraduate and graduate degree recipients. Doors will open 45 minutes before the start of each scheduled ceremony. Guests should check in with one of the clerks stationed in the entry lobby, and ushers will direct them to available seating. Graduates will walk at the ceremony listed for their academic discipline and can contact their academic advisor or program director with any questions.
Thursday, May 30th
Friday, May 31st
Student Arrival & Assembly
Graduates should report directly to the Columbia Gym building (824 S. 4th Street) no later than 45 minutes before the start of their scheduled ceremony. Students will assemble in the gym, which is next to the auditorium. This will allow ample time for you to get into line for the procession. Be sure to bring your cap and gown.