Skip to main content



General Information for Participants

December Commencement Ceremony

Location: Fontbonne’s Campus on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Doerr Chapel

Students graduating in summer 2022 and fall 2022 are invited to participate in the December 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

RSVP for the ceremony using this link.

Spring graduates seeking to participate in this ceremony may submit a petition to participate using this form.

If you are unable to physically attend the commencement ceremony, we are live streaming the ceremony and invite you to watch.  The link will become available for you to bookmark as we get closer to Commencement.

If the pronunciation of your name is mistaken by others, please help us get it right on stage. Call the Commencement Pronunciation Line at 314-719-8036.

Career Development

Do you need a job search strategy, or just want to brush up on your interview and negotiation skills?  Contact Emily Huey, Director of Career Development, at, call 314-889-4579, stop by Ryan 425 or book a time to chat.

The May 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 on the Fontbonne University campus.

Commencement Checklist

Use this checklist of mandatory items to be sure you’re ready to walk across the stage on commencement day.

Caps and Gowns must be ordered through Jostens.  The deadline to order is October 15th.  

Undergraduate and Master’s students use this link to order caps and gowns.

Doctoral students – information coming soon!

Undergraduate tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap until the announcement is made at the ceremony to formally move the tassels to the left side. Graduate tassels are worn on the left side at all times.

Graduate and undergraduate candidates are invited to wear the stole and pins that they have received at the convocation ceremonies held throughout their years at Fontbonne University.


Congratulations! Graduation is a key milestone on your journey with Fontbonne University, although it doesn’t mean your travels with us are over!

Now is your chance to give back and support the next generation of Griffins. Make a donation of $22 to Fontbonne University in honor of your graduation year and as a thank you we will send a special commemorative tassel with your graduation year.  Make your donation when you complete the form to order your cap and gown or click here.

We would like to stay connected with through your exciting career. When you take a new job or just move your residence, update your contact information here. We love to hear from you. Make a pledge today to keep your contact information current for the next 50 years, so that you will not miss your 50th Reunion Celebration in 2072.

Additional Information

Those undergraduate students that qualify and are receiving academic honors will be notified by the Registrar’s Office. To calculate Latin honors, Fontbonne uses the grades for all courses taken at other colleges and universities, as well as all courses taken at Fontbonne (will include final semester grades).

Latin Honors are as follows:

    • Cum Laude: 3.7 to 3.79 cumulative grade point average
    • Magna Cum Laude: 3.8 to 3.89 cumulative grade point average
    • Summa Cum Laude: 3.9 or above cumulative grade point average

If you are graduating with Latin Honors, you will pick up your cords in the Registrar’s Office, Ryan 205 after you have received your notification. Master degree candidates do not wear honor cords. 

Further details regarding the distribution of the honor cords will be shared once they become available.

Diplomas are not given at the commencement ceremony. Students participating in the ceremony will only receive a diploma cover as they process across the stage.  Diplomas are typically mailed around 6-8 weeks after the commencement ceremony.

Commencement Arrival Information

Information coming soon.

Information coming soon.

Information coming soon.

Information coming soon.

May 2022 Commencement Ceremony recordings can be found here.

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings


  • GDPR Privacy Policy
  • Google Analytics

GDPR Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Overall Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. We’re pleased to share our policy regarding the use of information received here. Privacy is a matter of concern to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and the security of the information that you may provide to us.

Personal Information

We do not track individual users. Your email address or other personal information is not collected unless you provide it on a form, survey or application. We will not sell or otherwise make available any personally identifiable information to any organization not directly affiliated with us. We will comply with legitimate government or legal requests as necessary to protect our organization or to comply with laws.

Traffic Analysis

We analyze traffic to this site. We collect statistical data on an aggregated basis through Google Analytics. For example, we collect information about the domain names of servers that bring visitors to our site. We count the number of visitors and keep track of where they go on our site. Such information allows us to find out what areas users visit most frequently and what services they access the most, which enables us to create a better overall user experience. To gather such data, we use cookie technology, which collects data in aggregate form, not by individual user.


As referenced above, we use cookie technology for traffic analysis. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies placed by our server do not gather personal information about you, do not provide any way for us to contact you and do not gather information about your computer. The cookies simply allow us to enhance our site by letting us know what sections are visited most often. The use of cookies is common on the Internet, and our use of them is similar to that of other reputable online organizations.

Links To Other Sites

Our site contains links to other sites and Internet resources. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites and Internet resources.

Updates To Privacy Policy

We may update the privacy policy periodically, and we encourage visitors to review them on a regular basis.

Last revised: June 2015

Google Analytics