Date

May 11 2024

Time

9:30 am

2024 Graduation Mass & Commencement Exercises

Friday, May 10, 2024

Program Activities
Location: DMU Campus 45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling VA

Please contact your specific program for details and to RSVP

President’s Reception 6:30-8:30
2024 President’s Reception RSVP  COMING SOON

Saturday May 11, 2024

Mass and Commencement Exercises
11:30 am (graduates to arrive at 9:30 am)
Location: St Theresa Catholic Church
21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147

  • Graduates to arrive by 9:30 am
  • Faculty with a part in the Commencement are to arrive at 9:45
  • Rehearsal at 10:00 am
  • All other faculty to arrive at 10:30 am
  • Guests to be seated by 11:15 am
  • Mass and Commencement to begin at 11:30 am

Hotel Reservations

Book your group rate for DMU Graduation
You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask.

Event Summary:
DMU Graduation
Start Date: Thursday, May 9, 2024
End Date: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites at Dulles Airport for $109 USD per night

Book your group rate for DMU Graduation

REGALIA and WALKING IN THE COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

NOTE: Every student who would like to walk in the ceremony will need to purchase regalia through Oak Hall. ( https://oakhallcg.com/pages/divinemercy) This is a requirement to walk, If you do not have regalia you will not participate in Commencement. Deadline is April 1, 2024

Ground and Local Travel:

Students and their guests are completely responsible for arranging their own transportation
throughout their stay in the Northern Virginia area. Please specifically note the following:

For travel between DMU’s Campus and Saint Theresa Catholic Church:
DMU’s campus and the Fairfield Inn of Sterling are approximately 7 miles from Saint Theresa
Catholic Church. The commute time is approximately 11 minutes depending on the route and traffic conditions.

For travel between DMU’s Campus and the Fairfield Inn and Suites:
The hotel is within walking distance of the University. Please use caution when walking between
the two locations as there are double-lane roads.

Transportation Notes:
For Graduates without a car: Collaborate to save money! Connect with other graduates, stay
near or with each other and consider sharing taxi/Uber/Lyft costs.

The map feature on your phone or other electronic device is also great for route planning!
Even if you are familiar with the area, consider using WAZE or Google Maps to ensure the
fastest route during heavy traffic.

The University is unable to arrange taxi rides for guests. Anyone planning to use a taxi service
during any part of their transportation is responsible for those arrangements.

Other Modes of Transportation

  • Metro: Please note that the Silver Metro line is now open with a stop at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the vicinity. If you intend to use public transportation to travel from/to that area, it will require some planning, and most likely multiple modes of transportation.
  • Ride Sharing
    • Rental Car
    • Uber/Lyft
    • Taxi
  • Air Travel: There are 3 major airports that are near the DMU campus in Sterling, VA
    • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
      • 5 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling) and the Fairfield Inn and Suites
      • 15 min drive to St. Theresa Catholic Church
    • Reagan National Airport (DCA)
      • 32 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling)
      • 40 min drive to St. Theresa Catholic Church
    • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
      • 70 min drive to DMU Campus (Sterling)

Book flights as early as possible!

We recommend booking travel and accommodations as early as possible since the spring is a busy travel season in the Washington D.C. area.

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