Connect (Virtually!)

Enjoy this video version of our Commencement Celebration of academic success and the conferral of degrees with President Barbara McDonald.

While we may not be able to come together in-person, we remain committed to keeping you connected with our Saints Community. Stay healthy, be well, and know that we will be here for you during these uncertain times.

A message for our healthcare alumni from President Barbara McDonald.

Stay abreast of all of our community updates, and access resources and FAQs on our College's designated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information site here. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out directly to the Alumni Engagement office, alumni@css.edu.

In case you missed it, President Barbara McDonald was a guest on the May 15, 2020 Coronavirus: Almanac Special. You can hear her speak about the campus pivoted to a virtual learning environment and what she anticipates will happen this fall here.

While many of our spring and summer events have been postponed, we still welcome the opportunity to gather virtually! Keep up with all of our virtual programming, including free webinars and virtual fitness classes, on our Events site here

Foster your love of learning and tune in to previous Alworth Peace & Justice Lectures, including those from the 2019-20 season And Justice for All, available at the video archive here.

Student Affairs has compiled a comprehensive landing page for our student body to access resources such as academic support, spirituality and mindfulness, health and wellness and more. Take a look to see how this incredible team is building community with our Saints, social-distance style. 

All of our spring 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the December 2020 Commencement Ceremonies on-campus. We also celebrated these special Saints with a video version of our Commencement, which includes the ceremonial conferral of degrees by President Barbara McDonald.

Additionally, the Alumni Association has created a Kudoboard to share YOUR messages of congratulations with the Class of 2020! Would you take a moment to sign it? Feel free to upload a picture of you from your time at The College of St. Scholastica, an inspirational video, gif...just don't forget to sign your name and grad year. Thank you for helping us to celebrate this year's graduating class!

Show off your Saints' pride by bringing your favorite parts of our beautiful campus (and Duluth community) to your Zoom meetings. Access these free, downloadable images in our Google Drive here.

...by following us on social media! The Alumni Association is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Give us a 'like' so we can keep you up to date with what's currently happening and what's to come with our virtual alumni programming opportunities. 

Download and print these fun Scholastica themed coloring pages for a relaxing activity (for all ages!).

The Alumni Association is hard at work in adapting to our surroundings, bringing together Saints, and creating a supportive virtual community...together. Here are a few of the ways that you can help celebrate the Benedictine Value of Community in your communities:

  • Donate food to your local food shelf
  • Support local restaurants by ordering takeout or purchasing a gift card
  • Foster an animal from a shelter
  • Write a thank you letter to a first responder and/or healthcare professional
  • Write a thank you letter to a teacher or school staff member
  • Donate blood
  • Let us see you in action! Send in your pictures so we can share your community-building efforts with fellow alumni!

Daniel Moravec '07 currently serves as the CEO of Healthcare Unlocked. Having a special connection to the College, he has generously offered a discount on his company's personal protective equipment just for St. Scholastica alumni, faculty, staff and students. Use discount code CSSALUMNI for 10% off your entire purchase at healthcareunlocked.com. Stay safe, and remember that together, #SaintsRiseUp! 

On March 26, 2020, Professor Emeritus Tony Barrett appeared on Almanac North to talk about the economic impact of COVID-19.  More recently, he provided the Alumni Association with an update as to what's happened since and what he projects will happen in the weeks to come. We thank him for his insight, and appreciate his willingness to step back into the (virtual!) classroom.

Career Services understands that recommended advice and suggestions for job and internships seekers might look very different during COVID-19. In response to that, their team has gathered resources and ideas that might help, accessible here. In addition, they are available to meet and connect with alumni virtually! Email careers@css.edu to set up an appointment.

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