Commencement

Graduation Ceremony

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Saturday, May 13, 2017

2:00 p.m.

DECC, Amsoil Arena


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Frequently Asked Questions

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HOW DO I APPLY TO GRADUATE?

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

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. Reserve today by simply contacting one of the hotels listed here: HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

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. Order here: Degree of Gratitude Order Form

BACCALAUREATE MASS

Please join us for mass at 9:30 a.m. located on our gorgeous Duluth campus in the Mitchell Auditorium. The mass will be streamed live and available on adobe connect. View on Adobe Connect here:  http://saints.adobeconnect.com/mitchell

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.  Deadline for online purchases is April 28. Purchase tickets by following this online payment link: Graduation Brunch

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):

Please note: There will be online orders accepted for Online and Extended graduates beginning April 7.

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.

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.

HOW LONG WILL THE CEREMONY LAST?

The ceremony lasts approximately two and a half hours.

HOW DO I INVITE MY INTERNATIONAL GUESTS?

If you need a letter for a visa 0r for other travel purposes; request a formal letter for your international family, friends, and guests through the Office of International Programs by visiting their office located in Tower Hall room 16 or call (218) 625-4490 or email at OIP@css.edu.

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.

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 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.

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.