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Congratulations Class of 2023!

Commencement Ceremony

The Graduate School and the Institute of Pastoral Studies Commencement Ceremony held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

Watch a replay of the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated on Monday, May 8, 2022 at 4 p.m. central.
Letter from the Dean


It has been an honor and a pleasure to accompany you through this stage of your formation for service in your communities. I join with all the IPS faculty and staff in finding tremendous joy in celebrating your accomplishments in our program and praise God for the blessings you bring to the world. AMDG!

Peter Jones, PhD
Interim Dean and Clinical Associate Professor,
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Institute of Pastoral Studies and Graduate School Keynote Speaker Cuda

2023 Honorary Degree Recipient and Keynote Speaker

Emilce Cuda, PhD, STD
Secretary, Pontifical Commission for Latin America; Member, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences;
Member, Pontifical Academy for Life

Emilce Cuda Biography

Institute of Pastoral Studies Programming

Monday, May 8, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. CDT: IPS 2023 Commissioning and Graduation Party

IPS 2023 Commissioning and Graduation Reception

Monday, May 8, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.  CDT
Location: Beane Hall, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers, WTC
This Commissioning event honors all students who graduated or will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic year (Fall '22, Spring '23, and Summer '23). Graduates are also welcome to bring up to 4 guests. This is planned and executed by IPS students, an opportunity for the IPS community to offer a blessing and celebrate IPS graduates. Guests are welcome to begin arriving on May 8 for check-in at 4:30 p.m. This event will be livestreamed on the Institute of Pastoral Studies YouTube channel

Registration is required. Register here

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Class of 2023 Photos

For any Commencement related questions,