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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.
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.
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.
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.