Grad Grounds - Graduation Celebrations

Chapel Lawn PLOTS Reception
Please note that the Commencement 2020 ceremonies and Grad Grounds have been postponed to a later date. Once more information is available, it will be released to the Saint Mary's Community. Thank you for your patience during this time.   

Grad Grounds

Celebrate your milestone achievement of graduation with those closest to you right here on campus! Grad Grounds, formerly known as "Plots" is a one of a kind event only at Saint Mary's College. Don't miss your opportunity to celebrate in this unique tradition.

You are free to arrange your reception as you wish. Enjoy a family potluck or have your reception professionally catered. Please review our guidelines for catered events. Applications will open on a to be determined date. 

Reception sites are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. During the application process, reception sites will remain available until the designated capacity is reached.  Grad Grounds questions may be directed to Meetings, Events, & Conference Services at 925-631-4156 or

To learn more, please visit the following pages:

Click on the hyperlink for Grad Grounds Quick Facts.