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Congratulations to our 2015 graduates, and best of luck to each of you as you get your hands on a great career. Here is all of the information you will need to make sure that graduation day goes smoothly.

General Information

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Location: Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
Parking: $6 per vehicle

Graduation Day Information

Graduates Arrive: 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Line-up Begins: 9:30 a.m.
Procession Begins: 10:30 a.m.

  • Meet in the practice gym, and find your department sign.
  • Marshals will lead you to your assigned rows in the auditorium.
  • At the appropriate time during the ceremony, you will be directed across the stage to receive your diploma folder.
  • Official diplomas will be mailed within 6-8 weeks after the ceremony.

Dress

Appropriate dress is required.

Men: Dress shirt and tie, dress slacks and dress shoes. No earrings.
Women: Appropriate dress or pants suit.

  • PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR GOWN HAS BEEN PRESSED.
  • DO NOT FORGET YOUR CAP AND TASSEL.

Photos

GradImages will take individual photos of graduates in three poses: Prior to going on stage, shaking hands with the President and leaving the stage by the American flag. Proofs will be emailed or mailed to you within a week, and you may order photos at that time. If you do not receive proofs within a couple of weeks, call (800) 261-2576.

Directions to Chaifetz Arena

Phone Number: (314) 977-5000
Address: #1 South Compton Avenue St. Louis, Mo. 63103 (map)

Please note: “The Girls on the Run” 5K race will take place on the same day as the graduation ceremony. As a result, there will be street closures in the morning that will impact the Chaifetz Arena area. The race organizers have provided the following information:

The 5k starts at 8am and the starting line is on Market near 15th. All runners are expected to have turned onto Olive by 9:15 a.m. Compton and that section of Market will open shortly after the follow car passes by. The highway exits will open by 10:15 at the latest.

These streets will be closed:

  • Westbound exits 38B (Market St.) and 39A (Market/21st) will be closed
  • Market closed from Tucker to Compton
  • Compton closed from Market to Olive
  • Olive closed from Compton to 18th

From the East or West – take I-64 to Grand Avenue and turn north. Turn right onto Lindell Boulevard, and enter the Olive/Compton parking garage from the Olive entrance.

From the North – Take I-70 to the Grand Boulevard exit. If you are coming from the west, you will make a right, going south on Grand. If you are coming from the east, you will make a left to go south on Grand. Take Grand Boulevard to Lindell and make a left. Parking is available at the corner of Olive and Compton; enter at the Olive entrance.

From the South – Take I-55 to the I-44 exit (this exit is on the left and merges into the left side of I-44). You will need to move to the right lane shortly after and take the Grand Boulevard exit. At the stop sign, you take a left before arriving at Grand where you will make a right, heading north on Grand. Turn right onto Lindell Boulevard, and enter the Olive/Compton parking garage from the Olive entrance.

From the Southwest – Take I-44 east to the Grand Boulevard exit. Make a left heading north on Grand. Turn right onto Lindell Boulevard, and enter the Olive/Compton parking garage from the Olive entrance.