Commencement Information


Welcome to the official Commencement Information page at Trocaire College!

Here is where our graduates will find information regarding their participation and other important information leading up to  commencement. Graduates will receive weekly email communication updates as the semester begins.

The May 2023  Commencement Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 with a ceremony start time of 7:00 PM EST.  Location is forthcoming. The ceremony will be live-streamed and recorded. A ticket is required to attend this event. Only graduates in attendance will have their names announced.


Graduation Application

All expected graduates for the Spring and Summer 2023 semesters are required to complete the Graduation Application by Monday, March 13, 2023. No late forms will be accepted. 


Commencement Tickets

Expected graduates who plan on attending the ceremony will receive five (5) guest tickets. These tickets will be distributed to graduates beginning May 1, 2023.


Commencement Student Speaker

Expected graduates who wish to apply to become the Commencement Student Speaker must be in good standing with their program and the College. Good standing refers to good academic, financial, and conduct standings, this includes reaching benchmark on HESI V1 & V2 for nursing graduates. The deadline for Commencement Student Speaker applications is Saturday, February 25, 2023. Speakers will be decisioned the final week of March 2023 and notified April 1, 2023.

Graduation Application

All expected Spring and Summer 2023 graduates are required to complete the Graduation Application to confirm the completion of their anticipated degrees and certificates. The deadline to submit this application is Monday, March 13, 2023. We encourage graduates to complete this form at their earliest convenience. Graduates may only submit this form once.  Updates to any item on the form may be requested by contacting Lauren Reczek at [email protected]

Once your Graduation Application is complete, you will receive a confirmation email to your Trocaire and personal email. If you do not receive an email, ensure that all of the form fields are completed.

We highly recommend graduates try-on their regalia with the Commencement Team during the Week of February 6-10, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 AM to 4:00 p.m. on Friday in Room 133. No appointment is needed. The team can update your size before your regalia order is placed.

The Graduation Application will close promptly on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

Will you be attending the Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.? (Graduates must arrive by 6:15 p.m.)(Required)
All graduates are required enter their Trocaire email in this field. They will receive an email confirmation to this email upon successful form completion.
All graduates are required enter their personal email in case their Trocaire email is full or inaccessible. Do not enter your Trocaire email here.
Current Mailing Address (Where your diploma will be mailed upon conferral)(Required)
Would you like to receive text reminders?(Required)
Is your all your contact information up to date with the College?(Required)
Has your name, address, phone number changed since you started at Trocaire?
Graduation Semester(Required)
Select the Academic Program(s) you will be graduating from:(Required)
I wish to have my name as it appears on eStudent appear on my diploma.(Required)
Log in to your eStudent Portal to check how your name appears. If you need to make any changes, please submit them in the "Your Diploma" area below.
IF NO, Please let us know how you wish to have your name appear on your diploma AND in the Commencement program
For example: Jane Elizabeth Smith or Jane E. Smith. If you would like your name to appear differently from what appears on your eStudent Portal, please type the update in this box. If it is the same as what is on your eStudent Portal, write eStudent Portal in the box.
Phonetic pronunciation of your first and last names is saying them as they sound, not as they are written. Only students in attendance at Commencement will have their names read by the announcer. For example: David Baranowski (David Ba-ra-nof-ski) / Jane Liley (Jane Ligh-lee - rhymes with highly) / Pei-Ling Huang (Pay-Lyn Hu-ang) / Ravish Shekaraiah (Raveesh Shek-ra-ja)
I am a member of Trocaire's Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society(Required)
Students must confirm their PTK membership in the Alpha Pi Eta Chapter at Trocaire by Monday, March 13, 2023 to receive recognition and cords at Commencement.
I am a military personnel (active, reserves, veteran)(Required)
I am a member of Alum from Day One through Institutional Advancement.(Required)
This is a program through the Advancement Office, where students are able to contribute to the program and participate in different items to earn recognition at Commencement.
If you are a student who previously completed a degree at Trocaire prior to May 2023, select yes.(Required)
If you are an alumni from Trocaire College, please let us know. If you are a student who previously completed a degree at Trocaire prior to May 2022, select yes.
I have tried on my Regalia with the Student Life Office prior to completing this form.(Required)
If you have not, we highly encourage you to try on regalia prior to March 7. The size you ultimately try-on is the size you will receive. You can still complete this form, and our team will update your size accordingly.
Select your Regalia Size (Cap & Gown)(Required)
We HIGHLY RECCOMEND that you come and try on your regalia before March 7. Your height determines your regalia size. Sizing has changed slightly from years past. The size you pick is the size you receive. NO EXCHANGES. Students do not need to pay for their regalia. Regalia pick up will occur after the first week of May. Graduates can still select their size without trying on their regalia. The Commencement Team will update their size based on try-on by Friday, February 10.

Share your thanks with your family, friends, loved ones, and others who have supported you during your journey at Trocaire College. Students may submit up to five (5) individual photos of them with their people and a thank you message. No photo collages, please. The thank you slideshow tradition will be shared at the Commencement Rehearsal on Monday, May 8, 2023 and appear again on Commencement Day on Tuesday, May 16 as guests arrive.

Students are highly encouraged to submit early! A confirmation of this will be sent to your Trocaire email.

View last semester’s Thank You Slideshow by clicking here.




Commencement Rehearsal will be on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  in the Choate Commons. This will be a graduate only event. No guests due to seating capacity.

More details on the Commencement Rehearsal will be shared with graduates in their Weekly Graduation Email.

Diplomas are mailed to our graduates, who do not have any outstanding holds, after the degree has been conferred.

Conferral dates are as follows:

  • Fall (December): January 15
  • Spring: June 1
  • Summer (Module I): June 30
  • Summer (Module 2): August 15

Graduates who have a student hold receive their diploma after the hold(s) are removed.

Please notify the Registrar’s Office if your address or name has changed since you completed the Graduation Application

Students who meet the following minimum criteria will receive graduation honors which are awarded on the basis of the final cumulative grade point average (CGPA). 

  • Certificate with merit: 3.40 – 4.0 CGPA
  • Degree with distinction: 3.40 – 3.59 CGPA
  • Degree with high distinction: 3.60 – 4.0 CGPA
  • Degree with highest distinction: 4.0 CGPA

Please note that the Commencement Program is produced prior to the release of final grades.  Students will have their cumulative grade point average, based on their midterm grades, factored into their honor recognition at Commencement.

Students with Honors will be announced at Commencement. For example: Jane Smith, with High Distinction.

Students who are part of the following groups are recognized at Commencement:

  • Graduation Honors, announced, no cords
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, must be members of the Alpha Pi Eta chapter at Trocaire
  • Alum From Day One, cords
  • Veteran and Active Military, cords
  • Lambda Nu, cords

Students will be notified of their cords prior to Commencement. Cords will be available the day of  the Commencement Ceremony, where they will be able to pick them up before line up.

Students may request an electronic copy of their transcript through the Electronic Transcript Request Form on the Registrar’s webpage. Paper transcripts are also available. 

Students who are official members of Phi Theta Kappa at Trocaire College, will have their membership included on their academic transcript.

We encourage all graduates to keep their names and other contact information up-to-date with the Registrar’s Office. If you had a name or address change recently, we encourage all  expected and recent graduates to update their information on your eStudent Portal.

Name Changes

Students with name changes shall change them prior to Week 5 of the academic semester using the Name Change Request Form. Students who plan on changing their names must provide the additional requested supplemental documents to the Registrar Office through this form.

Diplomas will be mailed after conferral to the address on file with the college.

Graduates are encouraged to keep their contact information current to stay connected!

Need help with your job search or career opportunities, contact Career Services.  

Graduates are always welcome to utilize Career Services whether updating a resume or needing job search assistance. 

Months following graduation,  graduates will receive a brief employment and continuing education survey via email from Career Services. It is essential that you take a few minutes to complete the survey, as the information is needed for accreditation and program purposes. Reporting of information is in aggregate form only and confidential. 

Join the Division of Institutional Advancement for a powerful and unique opportunity:

A program for current Trocaire College students to access growth and recognition opportunities while establishing an early connection to the college as future alumni.

Why should I participate?

You will gain:

  • A dedicated leadership experience for your resume
  • A reference letter from the Advancement Office
  • Complimentary Trocaire swag item
  • An invitation to a networking event with Alumni Council and campus leaders
  • A cord for commencement signifying your participation
  • Special honors noted in the commencement program

What do I have to do?

  • Participate in Trocaire’s “Thank a Giver” (TAG) Day. Help thank our donors for their generosity and showcase the impact of philanthropy on the Trocaire College campus.
  • Make a donation of $5 or more to the Share Trocaire Fund
  • Tell us how Trocaire is making an impact in your life through the “My Story” form
  • Participate in Welcome Week, Mercy Heritage Week, Stress Less Week, and other Student Activities
  • Volunteer 2 hours of time in the Advancement Office

Students who are interested in joining must join no later than Monday, March 13, 2023 to secure their cords for Commencement. No late sign ups will be accepted – sign up early to complete your hours and earn your cords.

Use the following link to sign up and get started:

You will be inducted in the Trocaire College Alumni Association upon graduation. The association provides a point of contact, support, and connections with other alumni and the college. To speak with someone in the Alumni Office, contact [email protected]