Santa Fe Commencement 2023

St. John’s College, Santa Fe will hold its 56th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. on Weigle Placita. Join us in May to see our Class of 2023 undergraduate and graduate students receive their Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts.

Our Commencement speaker will be Sarah Davis, the Dean-Elect of St. John’s College, Santa Fe. Ms. Davis has been a tutor at St. John’s since 2012 and will become the Dean of the College this fall. She received her B.A. in Philosophy and Anthropology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Emory University. Ms. Davis was the recipient of the Condon Prize for Psychological Anthropology as well as The Marjorie Shostak Prize for Excellence and Humanity in Ethnographic Writing. Before becoming a tutor, Sarah worked for Time Magazine in Paris and American Heritage Magazine in New York, where she also opened and ran a pop-up DIY clothing design studio. We look forward to hearing her address to the Class of 2023!

Please note the event will also be streamed virtually and recorded for future viewing.

View the Virtual Ceremony

Commencement Events

Wednesday, May 17

 6 p.m.

Senior Dinner for Class of 2023
Meem Placita (Rain: Great Hall)

Friday, May 19

11:30 a.m.

College Community Commencement Picnic
Athletic Field, also known as Practice Field. (Rain: Dining Hall)
See campus map

1 p.m.

Annual Graduating Students vs. Alumni, Faculty, and Staff Softball Game
Athletic Field. (Rain or Shine)
See campus map

4 p.m.

President’s Reception for Class of 2023 families, friends, seniors, and Graduate Institute degree candidates
Meem Placita (Rain: Great Hall)

6 p.m.

Class of 2023 Graduate Institute Dinner
Levan Hall (outside)

Saturday, May 20

9–9:20 a.m. (Group picture at 9:20 a.m.)

Photography Session for graduate candidates
In front of Levan Hall (Rain: Student Activities Center)

9:20–10:15 a.m. (Group picture at 10 a.m.)

Photography Session for baccalaureate candidates
North steps near Upper Common Room (Rain: Student Activities Center)

10:30 a.m.

Commencement Exercises
Weigle Placita (Rain: Student Activities Center)

Light reception to follow immediately
Meem Placita (Rain: Pritzker Student Center)

This schedule is subject to change.

Hotel Information

We recommend making reservations as early as possible. Please consider staying at one of the accommodations listed on Campus Travel.


To help with your trip planning, here is a list of ground transportation options to Santa Fe from the Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) airport.

The Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF) also has direct flights from Denver, Phoenix and Dallas.

Disability Access

If you have a family member with special needs, please contact us at sfcommencement(at) to make arrangements.

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