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Commencement Ceremony

We're looking forward to celebrating with our class of 2024 on May 19.

Commencement Ceremony

Save the Date! Commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 7 p.m. at the Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University. Check back for more details.

Commencement Eligibility Requirements & Details

Am I eligible to participate?

Students who graduated in summer 2023 and fall 2023 are eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. In addition, all eligible spring 2024 graduation candidates and students who are graduating this summer who have fewer than 6 credit hours to complete in their summer session are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Do you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony?

You must RSVP to attend the ceremony by March 1, 2024. If you wish to participate in the ceremony and did not complete the form by this date, please contact commencement@stlcc.edu.


This year we will be celebrating with our STLCC graduates at the Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University. Paid public parking lots and garages are available in the vicinity of Chaifetz Arena. Review the Chaifetz Arena website for parking and directions.

  • Students may arrive at 5:30 p.m. to line up.
  • Doors open to guests at 6 p.m.
  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

When you arrive at Chaifetz Arena, follow the directional signs and instructions.

If you have accommodation needs, please contact FVAccess@stlcc.edu or 314-513-4551 at least two working days prior to the event date.

How can I order my cap and gown?

You can purchase a cap and gown from any campus store beginning in March. Phi Theta Kappa stoles and printed announcements can also be purchased for an additional cost.
It is recommended that you purchase your cap and gown early and try them on right away so you can make sure everything fits properly.

Additional Commencement Details:

  1. Tickets are not issued for commencement. You are welcome to invite as many guests as you wish.
  2. There won’t be a rehearsal. You will receive instructions when you arrive at the Chaifetz Arena warm-up area.
  3. Please wear your regalia to the ceremony. You will be responsible for all personal items you bring into the student waiting area and arena. There won’t be secure storage for your items.
  4. Chaifetz Arena has a clear bag policy and is a cashless venue. Read Saint Louis University’s Safe Arena Policy for current details.

St. Louis Community College is committed to creating inclusive, welcoming, and respectful learning and working environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. The College’s nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission, or financial aid programs, and all of its educational programs or activities. For information or concerns related to discrimination or sexual harassment, contact Shannon Nicholson, director for community standards/Title IX coordinator, 314-539-5345.

Watch a video of Commencement 2023!


If you have a question about commencement, please contact commencement@stlcc.edu.

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Benefits of Being a Part of the Alumni Association

Grow Your Network

Joining our alumni network gets you access to the college’s greatest resource: our students. Whether they’re taking classes or running a business, you’ll be part of this one-of-a-kind network.

Stay Connected

As a proud Archer, you won’t want to miss the chance to stay in touch with classmates and campus life. STLCC Alumni Association members, receive exclusive invitations to campus events, alumni emails, and more!

Free Stuff & Discounts

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