Santa Fe Commencement Weekend 2015

May 22 & 23, 2015


 

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Ninety undergraduates and 19 graduate students will take part in the 2015 commencement ceremony, held on campus in the Weigle Placita.

The greatest concentration of graduating seniors are from the states of California (18), followed by Colorado (10), Texas (7), New Mexico (6), and Pennsylvania (6). Several foreign countries are also represented among the graduates—Canada, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.

By invitation of the senior class, this year’s speaker is Michael P. Peters, president of St. John’s College, Santa Fe. After what will be a ten-year term, Mr. Peters is retiring from the College and moving to New York City with his wife Eleanor. Mr. Peters served for over 27 years on active duty in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Colonel. He spent a significant portion of his military career at West Point, on the faculty and as chief of staff. He also served as military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. For his service, Mr. Peters was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and Defense Superior Service Medal. For nine years, Mr. Peters was also the executive vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

 

Commencement Schedule of Events

Friday, May 22, 2015:

11:30 a.m.      

Athletic field

College-wide Picnic

 

1:00 p.m.        

Athletic field

Faculty/Student softball game

 

4:00 p.m.        

Great Hall, Peterson Student Center

Reception for families, friends, and graduate/undergraduate degree candidates

                        

Saturday, May 23, 2015:

9:00 a.m.        

Steps of the upper dorms

Photography Session for undergraduate candidates

                        

9:30 a.m.        

Steps of the upper dorms

Photography Session for Graduate Institute candidates

                        

10:30 a.m.      

Weigle Placita, between Evans Science Lab and Weigle Hall

Commencement Ceremony

 

12:00 p.m.      

Fishpond Placita, outside Peterson Student Center

Lunch Reception

 

 

Disability Access

The Vice President’s office is eager to assist guests with mobility or hearing issues. Please call (505) 984-6109 and speak with Kate McGaughey to make arrangements

 

Commencement Travel Information

Please see this page for directions and a campus map.

For your convenience, we have reserved blocks of rooms at the following hotels for the nights of May 19-27, 2015.  In order to receive the rates shown, please call the hotel directly. All group blocks are held on a first-come-first-serve basis and may sell out. Rates are based on double occupancy.

 

Santa Fe Sage Inn

724 Cerrillos Rd. (Near Downtown) – (866) 433-0335

The rate for a room with one king or two double beds per night is $99.00 + tax and includes continental breakfast, parking, a downtown shuttle, 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, laundry facilities, and a seasonal pool.  When calling, mention “St. John’s College” for rate.

 

The Lodge at Santa Fe

744 Calle Mejia (North Side) – (888) 563-4373

The rate for a room with one king or two double beds per night is $79.00 + tax and includes parking, a downtown shuttle, 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, laundry facilities, and a bar/lounge.  Reservations must be made by April 22.  When calling, mention “St. John's College Commencement” for rate.

 

The Residence Inn by Marriott

1698 Galisteo St. (Midtown) – (800) 331-3131

The rate for per night for a studio suite with a king bed and a sofa bed is $119 + tax, or $159 + tax for a 2-story penthouse suite with one king bed, one queen-sized murphy bed, and one sofa bed.  Both options include a fully equipped kitchen, separate sleeping and eating areas, hot breakfast, parking, a Santa Fe Airport shuttle, 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, laundry facilities, and a seasonal pool with hot tub.  Reservations must be made by April 19.  When calling, mention “St. John’s College Group” for rate.


The Hotel Chimayo

125 Washington Ave. (Downtown) – (855) 752-9273

The rate for a room with one king or two double beds per night is $169.00 + tax and includes a 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, and a bar/lounge.  Reservations must be made by April 22.  When calling, mention “St. John's College Commencement” for rate.

 

Hotel Santa Fe

1501 Paseo de Peralta (Downtown) – (877) 259-3409

The rate for a room with one king or two double beds per night is $159 + tax, and includes a downtown shuttle, 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, a seasonal pool with hot tub, fine dining, outdoor patio, and spa.  Reservations must be made by April 22. Mention “St. Johns College Club Santa Fe Rates” when booking.

 

The Hotel St. Francis

210 Don Gaspar Ave. (Downtown) – (800) 529-5700

The rate for a room with one queen bed per night is $169.00 + tax, and the rate for a room with two double beds is $189.00 + tax. Both options include a 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, and an award-winning bar/lounge.  Reservations must be made by April 22.  When calling, mention “St. John's College Commencement 2015 Courtesy Rate.”

 

The Hacienda and Spa at Hotel Santa Fe

1501 Paseo de Peralta (Downtown) – (877) 259-3409

The rate for a suite with a king bed and a sofa bed per night is $209 + tax, and includes complimentary breakfast, full butler service, private lounge access, complimentary hors d'Oeuvres and drinks in the evenings, a downtown shuttle, 24-hour business center, wifi, exercise facilities, a seasonal pool and hot tub, restaurant/lounge, outdoor patio, and spa.  Reservations must be made by April 22. Mention “St. Johns College Club Santa Fe Rates” when booking.

 

Commencement Archive

Commencement Speech and Video 2014