Commencement

Graduates at Commencement

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2:00 p.m.

DECC, Amsoil Arena


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Schedule | DECC Map 


Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I APPLY TO GRADUATE?

Not sure if you applied? Don't reapply. Instead, please contact onestop@css.edu to check.

DEGREE OF GRATITUDE

How may I thank friends, family, staff, and/or faculty for their support? Give them a Degree of Gratitude certificate! Order up to three FREE certificates today! Deadline to order is April 28, 2017. Order here: Degree of Gratitude Order Form

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The College of St. Scholastica has a block of rooms being held for graduates and their guests traveling to Duluth for Commencement. These rooms are being specially held for two nights, May 12 & 13. Deadline to reserve your room is April 11, 2017. Reserve today by simply contacting one of the hotels listed here: HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

BACCALAUREATE MASS

Please join us for mass at 9:30 a.m. located on our gorgeous Duluth campus in the Mitchell Auditorium.

COMMENCEMENT BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional Graduation Brunch on May 13, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. (Free for Graduates.) Brunch will be held on our beautiful Duluth campus, in the Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall.  Purchase tickets by following this online payment link: Graduation Brunch

GRADUATION FAIR

When:  Wed., April 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs., April 6, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where:  Student Union Lounge, Duluth Campus

What is "Graduation Fair"?

It is a two-day fair where undergraduate and graduate students of all levels complete exit materials. All spring graduates are required to visit each table to take care of exit materials, which eliminates the need to travel across campus to fulfill tasks that must be completed prior to graduation. Participating Departments: Student Affairs (Commencement Information), Saints Shop (Cap & Gown), Mailroom, Campus Ministry, Registrar (Commencement Program & Diploma), Financial Aid, Career Services (Job Search Information), Alumni Association

HOW DO I ORDER MY CAP AND GOWN?

Cap and gowns will be available for purchase at the Graduation Fair (see details above). Prices are as follows (each set includes: cap, gown, stole, and tassel):

  • Bachelor Set - $44.95
  • Master Set - $47.95
  • Doctoral Set - $89.95

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY HOOD?

Masters graduates will receive a hood at check-in and doctoral graduates will be hooded on stage. Hoods are provided by Student Affairs to you free of charge.

HOW LONG WILL THE CEREMONY LAST?

The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours.

ALUMNI RECEPTION

All Graduates and guests are invited to the CSS Alumni Reception immediately following the ceremony, located at the DECC in the Lake Superior Ballroom. The reception is free to all graduates and guests, compliments of the Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served.

HOW MANY TICKETS WILL I RECEIVE FOR GUESTS?

There are no limitations to how many guests may come to the ceremony! Tickets are not required due to plenty of space at the DECC, Amsoil Arena.

ARE THERE ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE CEREMONY?

Commencement volunteers are happy to assist you with finding accessible accommodations upon arrival at the DECC, Amsoil Arena. Volunteers will be stationed at every door. Please click on the DECC Accessible Map, for the best accessible routes. For additional questions, please contact the commencement committee at commencement@css.edu or (218) 723-6779.

COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICES

Shuttle services are located at Lot #7 (near Somers Hall) and will be running from St. Scholastica Duluth Campus between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. to the DECC. The return shuttle is located at the DECC, Harbor Drive, Entrance F and will be running from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The shuttle services will run every 15 minutes.

WHO WILL TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?

A professional photographer from Lifetouch Photography will take two photographs: a portrait of you before you cross the stage and a photograph of you receiving your diploma cover from President Geary. You will receive an email message with a proof from the photographer with an option to buy copies within two weeks after graduation. These photos are available online to view without obligation and may be purchased directly from the photographer.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS - WHO MAY I CALL?

If you have any questions regarding the commencement ceremony or the day's events, please contact the Commencement Committee at (218) 723-6779, or Commencement@css.edu.