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Notre Dame College will recognize its newest graduates, who completed coursework in summer 2021 and fall 2021, with a celebration this December.

The 2021-2022 academic year marks the College’s 98th Commencement. Notre Dame formally will present degrees to more than 50 students during two ceremonies on Friday, December 17, one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m., both in Regina Auditorium. Tickets are limited and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Both ceremonies will be broadcast live on the Notre Dame website.

The earlier commencement program will feature graduates earning the Master of Arts in National Security Intelligence Studies, Master of Education and Master of Science in Nursing, as well as undergraduates in the divisions of Arts and Humanities, Professional Education and Nursing. The later event if for the College’s first graduates in the Master of Business Administration program and undergraduates in business and science and mathematics divisions.

Both ceremonies will begin with a prayer service and feature an address from Notre Dame President J. Michael Pressimone, Ed.D.

Thirteen students in the later ceremony will be the first to earn the MBA at Notre Dame. The College launch its innovative 10-course MBA both onsite and online in 2020. The degree can be completed at a fraction of the cost of comparable programs, at $15,000, or less with transfer credits.

Notre Dame’s MBA constitutes of 30 graduate credits, at $500 per credit hour, and may accept up to six transfer credits, reducing a student’s investment to $12,000 for the program. For MBA students working full-time, some companies offer tuition assistance and Notre Dame provides discounts to eligible active military, veterans of U.S. Armed Services and employees of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese.

November 2021

About Notre Dame College

Notre Dame College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college in South Euclid, Ohio, committed to teaching students how to make a good living and live a good life. Founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1922, the College offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 disciplines plus a variety of master’s degrees, certification programs and continuing and professional development programs for adult learners on campus and online. For more information, visit