Commencement Recognition

Congratulations, Graduates!

We are so proud of you and all your hard work and dedication. You all are also a part of the most unique semester in history. We know that this is an unprecedented time, however, receiving your degrees and certificates marks a significant milestone and we will celebrate your accomplishments!

St. Philip’s College expresses appreciation to all graduates who persevered and excelled during a national crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced you to be resilient in completing your degree or certificate. We celebrate you!

For more information about Graduation, visit our web page at If you would like future Alumni information, please submit an Alumni Interest Card and email it to

Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

  • Date: Friday, May 12, 2023
  • Location: Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston Street
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. Start time

Download our Commencement Program


We are recognizing our graduates in many ways! This week, we are sharing student stories through our #GraduateSpotlight!

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We Want to Recognize You!

Download a special Zoom background, lock screen, and Instagram story sticker! Share your photos with us using #SPCGrad




Send a Digital Invite!

Download this graphic to invite your loved ones to commencement or to post on social media! Position your image on the graphic using any graphics app and send!

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Graduation/Commencement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will there be a Commencement Ceremony?

Yes, Spring 2023 Graduates will be recognized during the College Commencement Ceremony at Freeman Coliseum. 

When is the Commencement Ceremony?

The College's Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 12, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.

Commencement/Graduation Website

Will I have to pay for parking at the Freeman Coliseum?

Graduates and Guests will be required to pay $10.00 to park at the Freeman Coliseum. 

How can I order pictures?

Your picture will be taken the night of the Commencement Ceremony by Flash Photography. Flash Photography will contact you by email to the email address you provided on the Flash Photography card you completed when you picked up your cap and gown. 

I moved and have not updated my address. What happens to my Diploma?

It is the graduate’s responsibility to update their mailing address as soon as possible.  Graduates should verify their mailing address in your ACES student portal and make necessary edits using a biographical change form.  The biographical change form is located at Please update your address immediately.

I participated in the ceremony, does that mean I graduated?

No!  Commencement is the celebration whereby public recognition is received for months and years of a student’s hard work.  Graduation is the process involved in conferring a degree.  Commencement is the public celebration whereby a graduate’s accomplishments are recognized.

If I apply for graduation but do not graduate, why can’t my graduation application be used for the following semester?

Students who did not earn a degree are required to resubmit an application because the advisor must assure degree requirements have been met.

What if I want to purchase an additional diploma?

Students may re-order diplomas at any time.

Commencement/Graduation Website

When will I receive my diploma?

The process to award a degree includes verifying passing grades and meeting all degree/graduation requirements. The degree conferment process takes up to 10-12 weeks after the end of the semester.

Where do I pick up my diploma?

Diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s primary address in the student record (ACES).  It is very important to update your address.

Past Commencements

Fall 2022 Commencement

Spring 2022 Commencement

Download the Spring 2022 Commencement Program

Fall 2021 Commencement

Message from the President of the United States

Download the Fall 2021 Commencement Program

Spring 2021 Commencement

Download the Spring 2021 Commencement Program

2020 Commencement


Click here to watch our Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Download the Commencement Fall 2020 Program Download the Commencement Spring 2020 Program