Baccalaureate and Graduation 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many people can we bring to Baccalaureate Mass?

A: Due to available seating at the Cathedral Basilica, we must limit the number of family members permitted to attend the Baccalaureate Mass.  Each graduate will receive 2 tickets.

Q: Where do the families and graduates sit during Baccalaureate?

A: Seating for Baccalaureate is available on a first-come, first-served basis, in the pews and folding chairs.  A designated number of pews will be reserved for the graduates in the main aisle of the Cathedral. 

Q: How long does Graduation last?

A: The Graduation ceremony at The Cure Insurance Arena begins promptly at 11:00 AM. (graduates should arrive by 10:00 AM) and concludes at approximately 12:30 PM.

Q: How many people can we bring to the Graduation ceremony?

A: Due to the gathering limits within the arena, there is a limit of six (6) tickets for each graduate. Furthermore, seating at Graduation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may want to arrive early to secure seating. Additional tickets are available upon request.

Q: What is the dress code for Baccalaureate and Graduation?

A: Please see the information sheet posted on the sidebar.

Q: I have a handicapped family member attending the events. Will he/she be able to attend Baccalaureate and Graduation comfortably?

A: Both the Cathedral Basilica and The Cure Insurance Arena are wheelchair accessible, with entry ramps and/or an elevator. You will want to arrive early to ensure a comfortable and timely transition and to secure your seating. In the Cathedral, wheelchairs will be seated at the ends of the pews, and at the Arena, there are open spaces available for wheelchair seating. Upon your arrival please ask one of the student ushers to guide you to a wheelchair accessible seat.

Q: How can I find transportation information and driving directions to the Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony?

For driving directions and transportation information, see the sidebar to the right. 

Click here for information on the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Click here for information on The Cure Insurance Arena.

Q: Is there parking at each venue, and is there a fee for parking?

A: There is a free parking lot on the Cathedral property which usually fills to capacity rather quickly.  Additional lots are available in the vicinity of the Cathedral for a fee.

Parking is available at The Cure Insurance Arena. There is no fee.

Q: I have more questions. What should I do?

A: If your questions concern details of the Baccalaureate Mass or Graduation Exercises, call or email Mrs. Kaitlin Freiling. 215-637-1800 x6041 or x6042 [email protected]

If your questions are related to tuition or other financial concerns, please contact Ms. Diane Costello at 215-637-1800, ext. 7042 [email protected]



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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul
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