It's that time of year again! Click here for a full list of speakers and dates for the 2017 commencement ceremonies at the twenty-eight Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

We are also very excited to share that Dr. Stephanie Russell, our vice president for mission integration, spoke at the graduate commencement ceremony at Gonzaga University on May 13th. She also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Congratulations, Stephanie!

Above: Photo courtesy of Le Moyne College



This summer, John Carroll University will host the first-ever North American Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni. From June 28th to July 2nd, hundreds of Jesuit alumni from around the world will gather in Cleveland to build international networks and affirm Jesuit centric values for a greater good.

Connections: The Online Magazine for Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The May 2017 issue of Connections highlights ways that Jesuit institutions market the mission of Jesuit higher education. Click here to read more.

Mission & Identity

The distinctiveness of a Jesuit education stems from its deep-rooted history and a mission grounded in faith and intellectual rigor. Since its beginnings in 1548, when the first Jesuit institution opened its doors in Messina, Sicily, Jesuit higher education remains committed to academic excellence, service, leadership and caring for the whole person. Click here to learn more about Jesuit mission and identity through our publications, videos and links to related websites.