Santa Fe Commencement 2015

May 22 & 23, 2015


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St. John's College will hold its 48th commencement celebration the weekend of May 22-24, 2015 with the graduation of 85 undergraduate students and 15 graduate students.

By special request of the graduating class, Michael P. Peters, President of St. John’s College, Santa Fe, will serve as the 2015 commencement speaker. After what will be a 10-year term as president, Mr. Peters will step down from the college in late summer of 2015. Before becoming president of St. John’s College, 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. 

The undergraduate class of 2015 is comprised of 85 students, 55 males and 30 females, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree. The highest concentration of students is from California (18), followed by Colorado (10), Texas (7), New Mexico (6), and Pennsylvania (6). Ten of the graduates are international students from Canada, China, South Korea, New Zealand, Turkey, and Zimbabwe. New Mexico students include Caitlin O'Brien, Lysander Cramer, and John Stupfel of Santa Fe; and Adrian Montaño, Zachary Calhoun, and Colin Willis of Albuquerque.

The graduate class of 2015 is comprised of 15 students, five males and ten females, including three international students from China, Scotland, and Canada. Fourteen will graduate with a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and one will graduate with a Master of Arts in Eastern classics. 


 

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:

9:30 a.m.
Steps of the upper dorms
Photography Session for undergraduate candidates                   

10:00 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

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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.

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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. 



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