More than 5,000 Graduate from Holy Cross Colleges, Universities this Spring

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More than 5,000 students will receive degrees from the four Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province, colleges and universities this spring.

Education is one of the three core ministries set by founder Blessed Basil Moreau, as he tasked members of the Congregation with being “educators in the faith.”

This weekend, students will graduate from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind., King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

More than 2,900 students will receive degrees at Notre Dame Saturday and Sunday, the University’s 167th commencement ceremony.

Of that number, 1,973 are undergraduates whose degrees will be conferred Sunday. In addition, Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., University Trustee and Provincial Superior of the U.S. Province, will be among 10 receiving honorary degrees from the University. Fr. Tyson also received an honorary degree from the University of Portland earlier this month.

On Saturday, 324 students will receive master’s and doctoral degrees at Notre Dame’s graduate school commencement, along with 401 master’s degree students at the Mendoza College of Business.

Read more about Notre Dame’s ceremony.

Also on Sunday, 563 undergraduates will receive their degrees at Stonehill at the college’s 61st commencement. Find out more about Stonehill’s commencement.

King’s College will have its 63rd commencement Sunday, when about 500 students will receive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Read more about theKing’s College graduation.

Meanwhile, a record number of undergraduates – 803 – participated in the May 6 commencement at the University of Portland in Portland, Ore. There were about 760 spring bachelor’s degrees, with another 43 students walking in anticipation of a summer degree.

In addition, 165 master’s degrees were conferred to spring graduates and another 42 for end-of-summer graduates. Read more about Portland’s graduation ceremony.

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