FranU Pinning & Awards Ceremony

The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Pinning and Awards Ceremony is an official event where all candidates for graduation are presented with a professional pin or gift, and recipients of awards and program-specific honors are recognized.

Trustees’, President’s and Deans' medals are presented as the University’s highest honors, as are tassels and stoles for all honor graduates. The Franciscan Student Award is presented to a student in each program who has most espoused the Franciscan Values. Program awards are also presented to those who have excelled academically or clinically.

All graduates completing a Master's or Doctoral degree will receive a hood at the Pinning Ceremony, but should not wear it until officially hooded on stage on Graduation Day. All graduates will carry their hoods on their arms in the processional at Graduation. Specific instructions will be given to you upon arrival. Please note that it will be the responsibility of the student to bring the hood to the River Center on Graduation Day.

All candidates for graduation receive the blessing of hands by a representative of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady or a Campus Minister.

Please note that the Pinning and Awards Ceremony is an official University event and attendance of all graduates is strongly encouraged.

The event is attended by candidates for graduation, their families and friends, as well as administrators, faculty and professional staff. Church-appropriate attire is requested unless otherwise instructed by your program director or support staff. It’s not only a celebration of accomplishments, but an occasion to introduce family and friends to your University family.

Spring 2024 Pinning & Awards Ceremonies

Thursday, May 9, 2023

School of Health Professions, 10 AM, St. Aloysius Catholic Church

School of Arts and Sciences, 10 AM, St. Francis Hall

Thursday, May 10, 2023

School of Nursing, 4:30 PM, St. Aloysius Catholic Church