Winter Graduation: Jan. 12, 13, 14, 2022

Winter Graduation: Jan. 12, 13, 14, 2022

December and August 2021 Graduates:

Congratulations!  Trinity will conduct virtual graduation ceremonies on January 12, 13 and 14 according to the schedule below. The Zoom link for all of the ceremonies has been sent to graduates in an e-mail message from President Pat McGuire. Please join ONLY the ceremony for your degree as indicated on the lines for dates and times.  Faculty and staff may join as you wish, but please keep in mind that we want to keep as much screen space as possible for students.

View additional information about Winter Graduation here, including academic regalia, RSVP form and the Trinity Graduation Survey – we want to hear from you!

Families are welcome to join the virtual ceremony for their graduate. Out of respect for screen space, we ask that each graduate try to use no more than one screen if possible; when we did this in the past many graduates had members of their family with them in their living rooms. Of course, if you have a loved one who must be in a different place who wants to watch the ceremony, we will certainly welcome them, but please be mindful of screen space for all.  Also, we ask that your family celebrations be respectful and appropriate for the occasion, be mindful that many other people are also on screen and watching you.

Note: you are also welcome to attend the in-person commencement ceremonies in May 2022, and we will send more information about those later in the spring.

Virtual Winter Graduations: Please join ONLY the ceremony for your degree and school.

Professional and Graduate Studies (BGS): Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 6:00 PM

  • School of Professional Studies (SPS): AA, BA, BS
  • School of Business and Graduate Studies (BGS): MA, MBA, MSA
  • School of Education (EDU): MAT, MSA

School of Nursing and Health Professions (NHP): Thursday, January 13, 2022, 6:00 PM

  • BSN, MA: Counseling, MOT, MPH

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS): Friday, January 14, 2022, 11:00 AM

  • BA, BS

Virtual Graduation Order of Exercises

  • Opening Prayer: Sr. Ann Howard, SND, Director of Campus Ministry
  • President McGuire Welcomes Graduates
  • Dean: Brief Remarks to Graduates
  • Provost Ocampo:  Recognition of Graduates:  Reading of the Names (in the order of the degrees that appear on the schedule below)
  • As each student’s name is called, the graduate may offer remarks, we ask that you keep them to 1 minute
  • President McGuire Confers Degrees
  • Closing Remarks 

We expect each program to take about 90 minutes. You are welcome to wear your academic regalia if you have it, and to be as festive as you wish.  Provost Ocampo, your dean and faculty members, and I will wear regalia and this will be a festive but formal occasion for us.

Note that we will be recording this event and we will be weaving clips from each ceremony into a master video for posting on our website.  You can see last winter’s graduation videos here:  

Send President McGuire your Trinity story for her Graduation Blog:

We do this every year, and this year it seems especially important to make a public space for you to celebrate and for Trinity to recognize your achievement. Send President McGuire a few paragraphs about what your achievements mean to you, and a photo if you have one.  You might even make a small video that can be added to the blog. President McGuire will be posting all next week!  Here are examples of what students have contributed previously.

Congratulations on your achievements!  Even with all of the challenges we’ve faced in the pandemic, please know that you will go forth stronger and even more confident because you are now Trinity Alumnae and Alumni forever! With thanks for being inspiring students, and may you thrive with your Trinity degrees.

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