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Graduation Information


2022 Spring Commencement

Friday, May 6, 2022
5 p.m.
Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (off campus) 
3201 East Houston St. San Antonio, Texas 78219

See a list of graduates

View Commencement LIVESTREAM

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Full Schedule of Commencement Events

At this time, the university does not have a mask mandate for graduation events. Please be aware that this policy may be revised due to changes in conditions in the community.

For on campus events, guests can park in Lot K (View Campus Map)

Time Event
9 a.m.

Veterans Graduation Ceremony
Location: Chapel Auditorium
Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mh5JdcWjPs

Regalia not required. 

10 a.m.

Ring Blessing Ceremony
Location: OLLU Sacred Heart Chapel

Regalia not required.

Students may bring class rings or any other significant items such as jewelry that they wish to have blessed at this prayer service. Graduates should arrive by 9:50 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

Alumni and Family Meet and Greet for students and their guests
Location: Mall Area
Regalia not required.

Enjoy pastries and refreshments with faculty,  and staff from the Alumni and Family Relations Office (immediately following the Ring Blessing). Parking Permits for commencement will be available for purchase at this time (cash only).  

OLLU dining services will be open for those who would like to enjoy lunch with their graduates. Saints Café will provide a lunch special for $7.75 (plus tax, drink included) and Sister Annie B’s Cafeteria will provide a la carte items. Both will be open until 2 p.m. (cash and credit cards are accepted). 

11:30 a.m.

Graduation Liturgy Line-up
Students will line up in Chapel Auditorium located below Sacred Heart Chapel.
Regalia required.  

Noon

Live stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4BJEMoxn1k

or

Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/ollu.ministry/videos/1086755105583325

 

Graduation Liturgy

Location: OLLU Sacred Heart Chapel 
Regalia required. Caps and gowns will be worn for the liturgy, with bachelor's and master's degree candidates carrying their hoods over their arms. Doctoral candidates will receive their hoods on stage at commencement.

It is recommended that guests arrive early since seating is limited. Students whose guests require special seating due to a disability, and those graduating students who wish to participate as readers/lectors, altar servers, or trained Eucharistic Ministers should contact University Ministry at 210-431-3973 or by email: ministry@ollusa.edu. Special seating requests made to University Ministry are only for Sacred Heart Chapel.

5 p.m. 

Commencement Exercise
Location: Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum (off campus) 
3201 East Houston St. San Antonio, Texas 78219
Regalia required 

PLEASE NOTE: The ceremonies will be live streamed. The link will be available on this page on the day of commencement. 

View a list of graduates here .

Freeman Coliseum Parking Information

General Public Parking will be $10 at the gate. Discounted pre-sale parking permits for West Gate Entrance - Lot 9 - will be available for purchase on campus in the Student Business Office in the Walter Student Center for $3.50 each. Pre-sale parking permits are limited to one ticket per graduate and will be available for purchase starting one month prior to the event and will continue until 4 p.m. on commencement day (or until pre-sale permits run out). The Freeman Coliseum abides by all ADA requirements and has handicap parking available. All parking is first-come, first-served. Any additional parking questions regarding the Freeman Coliseum should be directed to Melissa Franco, Office of Student Affairs. Please visit: Moye Hall 103, call 210-431-3954, or email studentaffairs@ollusa.edu.

Guest Seating

Doors to the Freeman Coliseum open at 3 p.m. on May. 6. All family, friends, and guests are required to use the main front entrance of the Freeman Coliseum and will not be allowed through the rear ramp entrance. Guest are encouraged to arrive at the Freeman Coliseum by 4:30 p.m. 

All guest seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise indicated or marked by OLLU and Freeman Coliseum Staff. Guests with disabilities or who require special accommodations due to but not limited to wheelchairs, walkers and crutches can request assistance from ushers upon entering the Freeman Coliseum. Accommodations are located in sections 105, 107, 125, and 127. (Please Note: OLLU and the Freeman Coliseum do not provide wheelchairs.) Seating during the procession or commencement address will not be allowed. If you have any other questions or concerns regarding seating or assistance, please contact Liz Longoria, Director of Campus and Community Engagement, at 210-431-4026.

Hotel Discounts

Area hotels offer discounts to graduates and families. Please see information online .

 

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