Commencement

Graduation Ceremony

FALL COMMENCEMENT

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Noon

Burns Wellness Commons, Reif Gymnasium


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Frequently Asked Questions

BACCALAUREATE MASS

Please join us for mass at 9 a.m. located on our gorgeous Duluth campus in the Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.

COMMENCEMENT BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional Graduation Brunch on December 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m (Free for Graduates.) Brunch will be held on our beautiful Duluth campus, in Somers Lounge, located in Somers Hall.  You may purchase tickets online in the fall.

HOW DO I ORDER MY CAP AND GOWN?

Cap and gowns will be available for purchase online in the fall. Prices are as follows (each set includes: cap, gown, stole, and tassel):

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 hours.

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 in the Reif gymnasium.

ARE THERE ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE CEREMONY?

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

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.

ALUMNI RECEPTION

All Graduates and guests are invited to the CSS Alumni Reception immediately following the ceremony, located in Storm's Den located on campus. The reception is free to all graduates and guests, compliments of the Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS - WHO MAY I CALL/EMAIL?

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.