June 09, 2011
St. John’s will hold its 15th Graduation Ceremonies in the Eternal
City on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the University’s campus
location at Via Marcantonio Colonna, 21A in Rome, Italy.
Donald J. Harrington, President of St. John’s University will
preside over the Commencement ceremony and confer degrees to the
graduates of the Class of 2011. Also in attendance will be
administrators, staff, friends and family members as well as
members of the University’s Board of Trustees.
“We have truly become a Global University and that is evident in
our progress the past 15 years in Rome,” said Rev. Harrington, C.M.
“St. John’s is proud to continue its outstanding relationship with
the Italian people and offer American-style master’s degree
programs. Our students truly learn and succeed in a unique setting
that gives them a distinct advantage in receiving a quality
education on a global stage.”
The following 52 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony:
- 11 Master of Arts in Global Studies and Social Justice
- 24 Master of Arts in International Relations
- 17 Master of Business Administration
In October 2008, St. John’s University dedicated and
blessed its new location in Rome, a 4-story, 75,000 square foot
structure that houses 13 classrooms, 200 resident beds, a chapel,
courtyard and administrative offices.
The campus is owned by the Vincentian community of priests and
brothers, the same faith-based community which founded St. John’s
in 1870 in the spirit and beliefs of St. Vincent de Paul.
The history of St. John’s University and Rome, Italy goes back
to 1995 when the first campus location debuted at via Santa Maria
Mediatrice, 24, near the Vatican.
For more information contact Massimiliano Tomassini, Assistant
Vice President, Rome Campus, Tel +39 06 393842 or e-mail inquiries
Interested press in the U.S. can contact Dominic Scianna,
Assistant Vice President for Media Relations at St. John’s
University (N.Y.) by calling (718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to