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Commencement

SPRING COMMENCEMENT 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Amsoil Arena, DECC


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APPLY TO GRADUATE & DIPLOMA QUESTIONS

If you have any questions in regards to the application to graduate, see Registrar's website: Registrar

GRADUATION MASS

We welcome all graduates and guests of any religious or spiritual tradition to join us for this service of thanksgiving and celebration of your achievements. All graduates who attend will receive an oil lamp as a gift to symbolize the light you are carrying with you into the world. Questions? Contact Campus Ministry at cministry@css.edu.

CAP & GOWNS

Each regalia set includes a gown, cap, tassel and stole. The set costs are: Doctorate - $94.95, Master (Graduate) - $52.95, Bachelor (Undergrad) - $49.95. We will be accepting orders in January. Contact saintsshop@css.edu or call (218) 723-6622 with questions.

CEREMONY DETAILS

How long will the ceremony last? The ceremony will be approximately two and a half hours. Are there any tickets for guests? Tickets are not required for the spring commencement ceremony due to plenty of space in the Amsoil Arena. When and where should I arrive? Graduates should arrive by 1:00 p.m.; check-in is in the Paulucci Hall, DECC Arena. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. Are there accessible accommodations during the ceremony? Yes. DECC personnel are happy to assist with accessible accommodations upon arrival. Contact the Commencement Committee if you have questions at commencement@css.edu.

CELEBRATION RECEPTION

The reception is held immediately after the ceremony in Lake Superior Ballroom, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The reception is free to all guests and graduates. Refreshments will be served; compliments of the Alumni Association. Contact: Alumni Association, alumni@css.edu; (218) 723-6071.

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY RSVP

The College of St. Scholastica uses MarchingOrder for their ceremonies. The MarchingOrder website will be open in January.

DEGREE OF GRATITUDE

Has there been someone who has gone beyond the call of duty to support you in the pursuit of your degree? Why not send them a Degree of Gratitude as a way of saying, "thanks". Order up to three, FREE printed certificates. We will begin accepting orders in January.

GRADUATION BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional brunch on May 15, 2021, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall, Duluth campus. Graduates and children 5 & under are FREE, all others pay $14.50 each. Online orders will be available in January.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The College is currently working with local hotels for discounted rates for our graduates and their guests. Once the details are available, we will post the hotel accommodations here.

INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

If you would like to send your guests an announcement or an invitation, you may purchase your own online through the Saints Shop to do so. If your guest needs a letter for a visa to travel into the country, click here to fill out the form: Invitation Letter Request Form. If you have additional questions, contact Office of International Programs, oip@css.edu; (218) 625-4490.

PHOTOS

Grad Images will take photos before, during and after the ceremony. Pre-register herePhotographer

WILL I EARN HONORS?

Undergraduates: A student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.90 or above graduates with highest honors (summa cum laude - blue and gold, double cord). A student whose cumulative grade point average is between 3.70 and 3.90 graduates with great honors (magna cum laude - blue, double cord). A student whose cumulative grade point average is between 3.50 and 3.70 graduates with honors (cum laude - gold, double cord). A minimum of 48 St. Scholastica credits are required to graduate with highest honors, with great honors or with honors; all 48 must be graded credits. A Dean's list of full-time students achieving a 3.75 grade point average is published each semester. Honors will be determined one 8-week term prior to the Commencement ceremony for display in the Commencement program.

Graduates: Latin Honors are not awarded to students in Masters and Doctoral level programs.

HONORS CORDS (Bachelor Graduates only)

If the Registrar determines you qualify for honors, you may purchase your honors cords through the Saints Shop. Contact saintsshop@css.edu for additional information on pricing and availability of honors cords.

VETERANS CORDS

Those who have served in the US military are gifted with a red, white, and blue honor cords to wear at commencement. Contact Jessica Johnston at jjohnsto@css.edu for more information.