2020 Commencement Information

Below is information regarding the Class of 2020 Commencement.

  • Virtual Commencement Celebration | Sunday, May 31, 10:30 a.m.
    Families and students will be able to watch in the safety of their homes. The link will go live at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.
  • Click here to watch the 2020 Commencement video. You can also download a copy from this link.

  • Click here for the Commencement program.

  • Click here to congratulate the Class of 2020.

  • In-Person Celebration | Friday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.
    To celebrate the Class of 2020, graduates and their families will gather together with colleagues at 17th & Girard for an event combining Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises including celebration of the Eucharist and the presentation of diplomas. This date was chosen to coincide with the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, in recognition of the Jesuit values instilled in each Prep graduate.

  • Senior Prom | Monday, June 29, The Union League

Additional Information

  • Announcements and Name Cards

Each senior received 20 announcements and name cards. Delivery for the announcements was made on May 27. If you did not receive them, please contact cmclaughlin@sjprep.org.

  • Tuxedos

As our long-standing Prep tradition, Tuxedos will be worn by the Class of 2020 at the July 31 special Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement event. This cost has been included in the standard graduation fee. If you have a need for the Prep graduation tuxedo prior to July 31, rental is available from Rochester Tuxedo. Rentals are available between May 26 and June 18.  $84.00 includes tuxedo rental and shipping.

Tuxedos will be shipped to your house via UPS. The tuxedo may be kept for 7 days, then must be returned to Rochester Tuxedo. A prepaid UPS return shipping label included. Please allow 5-7 days to process your order. Call Stan Levin at Rochester Tuxedo if interested (856) 755-1466.

Tuxedo pick up details for the July 31 event will be forthcoming.

Commencement Program


Trouble with the Video?

  • Check that you clicked on the video link on the Prep’s website.
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  • Switch to “Auto” in the quality menu. This option is found by clicking the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the video screen.
If you are still unable to view the video, there will be an option to download the video file on Monday, June 1.
St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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