In order to be awarded a degree or certificate, students must complete an application to graduate. Visit my.css.edu and search on "graduation application" for more information.
Graduates, please join us for our Commencement Mass on May 15, 2021 at 10 am Mitchell Auditorium, Duluth campus. We welcome all graduates of any religious or spiritual tradition to join us for this service of thanksgiving and celebration of your achievements. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we need to limit the opportunity to participate in person to graduates only at this time. Friends and families of graduates and all others are welcome to participate in the liturgy via livestream. Graduates who attend will receive an oil lamp as a gift to symbolize the light you are carrying with you into the world. To attend graduates must RSVP by May 9 by clicking here. Questions? Contact Campus Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our traditional graduation brunch on May 15, 2021, Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall, Duluth campus. Graduates and children 5 & under are FREE, all others pay $14 each. Click here to RSVP and/or pay for brunch online. Deadline to order online is the 19th of April. Reservations are for 1-4 people/table including the graduate. For example: (1) graduate + (3) others = 4/table. We will not be selling brunch at the door the day of due to COVID guidelines, so be sure to RSVP and/or purchase brunch on or before the 19th of April. To order online: BRUNCH
MENU: Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries/Desserts, French Toast, O'Brien Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Ham & Cheese Omelets, Sausage Links, Pit Ham, Herbed Salmon, Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce, Coffee, Juices, Milk
Degrees will be awarded after all final grades are processed and all degree requirements are met. Track your progress to degree completion by logging in to your Degree Works worksheet. Contact your assigned academic advisor with any questions on your degree progress. Undergraduate students pursuing a minor should discuss their progress with their advisor and direct all questions to the academic department chair of that minor. Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided on the application to graduate. All graduates must report address changes to the Office of the Registrar at email@example.com.
The deadline to order your graduation regalia is April 20, 2021. All orders will be sent directly to your shipping address for $7.95. Order here: Herff Jones.
If you miss the online order deadline, a LIMITED SUPPLY of sizes are available at the Saints Shop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your size is available. Please include your height in your message. If we have your size, you can choose to pick it up in the store or have it shipped. If we are out of stock in your size, we will recommend going up or down one size. If we have to place a rush order from our supplier, additional fees will incur.
"Ala Carte" and Accessory Kits!
If you would like to purchase individual pieces of regalia (ala carte), either visit the Saints Shop or order online. NEW! Accessories kits are available for those who don't need a gown. You can purchase these kits exclusively in the Saints Shop or online. Choose from:
A beautiful selection of diploma frames is available for purchase; check them out here.
Will there still be a face to face ceremony in the spring? Yes. The spring commencement ceremony is planned for May 15, 2021 at the Amsoil Arena, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. This is a non-traditional ceremony called a "Grad Walk". Follow this link to watch an example: GradWalk. I am a Class of 2020 graduate, may I attend the Grad Walk? Yes. All 2020 graduating students are invited to attend the Grad Walk. Where do I purchase my latin honor cord (summa cum laude, cum laude, magna cum laude)? Latin honor cords are free of charge. Once Registrar has determined you have earned latin honors, you will receive an email from them. You may pick up your cord at the grad walk check-in table on May 15, 2021.
Common question: I already applied to graduate, do I have to complete the MarchingOrder registration? Answer: Yes, because you need to check your name for misspelling for the ceremony program. And, we need to know how many attendees will be present for the ceremony. Each student must complete their registration in order to receive a custom made name card. You will receive an email directly from MarchingOrder by February 22 for the spring 2021 ceremony registration.
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. Orders are due by April 19, 2021. To place your order, click here.
Per Minnesota state guidelines, we are required to stay within the capacity of the Amsoil Arena. Depending on the capacity of the arena and the total attendees, each graduate will be given a certain amount of tickets for their guests. Each graduate will be given two guest tickets to attend the Grad Walk.
The Grad Walk is held on May 15, 2021. Beautiful bouquets will be sold during the ceremony with proceeds supporting the College. Would you like to puchase flowers ahead of time? You may order online ahead of time and pick up your flowers during the Grad Walk at the Amsoil Arena, DECC on May 15, 2021. To order online: FLOWERS
The College has booked off blocks of rooms at discounted prices at the two hotels below. Reserve a discounted room by April 1. If you need to cancel your reservation, please do so before April 15.
Fairfield by Marriott Duluth, Miller Hill
1510 Maple Grove Road, Duluth, MN 55811
To reserve your room(s):
1. Reserve by following this link and in the special rates, click group and enter the below codes:
King group code = CSSCSSA; 2 Queen group code = CSSCSSB
2. or, call 1-888-236-2427 and use code CSS.
Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth Downtown
200 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802
To reserve your room(s):
1. Reserve online;
2. or, call 1-218-722-1202 and mention CSS Commencement Block.
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, email@example.com; (218) 625-4490.
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.
Graduates: Latin Honors are not awarded to students in Masters and Doctoral level programs.
Honors will be determined one 8-week term prior to the commencement ceremony. If the Registrar determines you qualify for honors, you will receive an email directly from the Registrar's office. Once Registrar has determined you have earned latin honors, you may pick up your complimentary cord at the check-in table on May 15, 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.