UPDATE: 5/12/17 10:00 am.


  • 9:00 a.m. –  Graduation Mass will take place inside the basilica at 9 a.m. sharp. Followed by the Rosary in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
    • Scenario A: Raining too hard for a procession
      • Graduates will not process but will arrive at the basilica in cap & gown and take their place, as directed by marshals, in the pews in the nave. The faculty and administration will line up in the first floor of Stowe and process in through the monastery and be seated in the choir. Once this is accomplished the marshals will invite other guests to sit in the spaces left over in the nave and choir. Then the liturgy will begin.
    • Scenario B: No rain or light rain permitting a procession.
      • Graduates will line up outside. Faculty and administration line up in Stowe Hall but process outside and into the basilica along with graduates. Once all are in, marshals will seat guests in any remaining seats. Then the liturgy will begin.
  • 11:30 a.m. –  Commencement has been shifted to 11:30 a.m. The graduation procession and line-up will occur at the normal locations unless something changes with the weather. Check back for updates or a Crusader Alert.




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