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SCU Undergraduate Commencement
June 17, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.

Stevens Stadium, Santa Clara University Campus


The following email was sent to all eligible undergraduates on Monday, April 10, 2023.

Congratulations Graduates! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at Santa Clara University’s Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Please review the information below detailing registration and important deadlines for the Class of 2023 Commencement.


8:30 AM, JUNE 17, 2023
Santa Clara University will host a single, traditional Commencement ceremony for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leavey School of Business, and the School of Engineering in Stevens Stadium. Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, will be addressing the Class of 2023. For more information on Fr. Boyle, read the press release.

Important Reminders for Graduates:

  • Each graduate may bring eight (8) pre-registered guests. All guest tickets will be scanned and verified before entry. 
  • Class of 2023 graduates, dressed in academic attire, will have their name read aloud, receive their diploma cover, and have their photo taken by a professional photographer as they cross the stage.
  • The Commencement stage crossing will be livestreamed for all to view and the link will be posted on the Commencement website.
  • Purchase your academic attire by May 21, 2023.
  • If you have achieved Honors status, you will receive an email detailing honor cord pick-up instructions in late April.

JUNE 17, 2023
Following the Undergraduate Ceremony, the Provost’s Office will host a reception for faculty, students and their families to celebrate your success. The Faculty Reception will take place on the St. Ignatius Lawn and Daly Science Lawns. Light refreshments will be served.

On Tuesday, April 11th you will receive an email from granting you access to the Commencement registration system, Marching Order. Once you log into Marching Order and set a password, you will be able to register to participate in Commencement, review the phonetic pronunciation of your name, and register your guests.


Once you have registered yourself and your guests, you will have the ability to email your guests their tickets.

  • Guest Tickets each have their own unique QR code and are required for entry. Only one scan per ticket will be allowed. 
  • Each graduate will receive eight (8) guest tickets. You have the option to modify all eight (8) guest tickets until June 10.  If you need additional tickets, we recommend checking with other graduates to see if they have tickets they will not be using. The Commencement Office will not be able to grant additional tickets to graduates. Children two and under do not require a ticket to Commencement.
  • A Grad Pass for each graduate is also required for entry. Your Grad Pass will be scanned before you cross the stage in order for your name to be read aloud. Grad Passes will be made available to all graduates who are registered via Marching Order on Monday, May 22. Students will also receive ‘day-of’ Commencement line-up instructions on this date.

JUNE 2, 2023
Graduating Seniors are invited to attend the Senior Toast on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.  in the Mission Gardens. The Senior Toast brings together the Class of 2023 to celebrate the impressive accomplishments of graduating seniors. Senior Award recipients will be announced and honored faculty and staff will offer a blessing and toast to our graduates. An outdoor reception will follow the awards ceremony. Graduates also have the opportunity to invite one Faculty or Staff member who has positively impacted their Santa Clara University experience. We look forward to celebrating with you!  An email invitation and RSVP information will be sent in late April.

JUNE 16, 2023
Graduates and their families are invited to participate in our celebration of the Annual Commencement Liturgy. Worship with graduates on Friday, June 16 at 4:00 p.m. at Stevens Stadium. All are welcome! Please let us know of your intention to join us at the Liturgy by registering here.

JUNE 16, 2023
The Alumni Association will host a celebration at Bellomy Field from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, immediately following the Commencement Liturgy.  Graduates and children 12 and under are free. All other guests are $50 per person. Tickets include a reserved table, food, drinks, games, and music. The Alumni Association looks forward to showing graduates what it means to be a Bronco for life! Find more information about Grad Bash here.


The Commencement program will be available for download and viewing on the Commencement website in early June. Guests attending Commencement will be able to access the digital program via QR code which will be provided upon arrival. Printed programs will be placed on all graduate’s seats at the Commencement ceremony. Only graduates who are deemed eligible to participate by April 18 will be included in the Commencement program.

Attention Class of 2023: SENIOR SURVEY!
Calling all graduating seniors! The Senior Survey is your chance to share your experience at Santa Clara-- it only takes 10 minutes. Your responses are confidential and will be used to help improve future students' experiences!


Use these official Class of 2023 hashtags to share your memories and celebrations on social media:



Special Commencement room rates are available at several local hotels. Click here for more details!


  • April 11 - Look for an email from Marching Order to begin Commencement Registration
  • May 17 - Deadline to Edit/Provide Phonetic Pronunciation in Marching Order
  • May 21 - Deadline to Order Academic Attire
  • May 22 - GradPass available in Marching Order
  • June 10 - Deadline to Register & Modify Guest Tickets in Marching Order


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