Commencement

Graduation Ceremony

FALL COMMENCEMENT

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Noon

Burns Wellness Commons, Reif Gymnasium


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Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATIONS TO GRADUATE:  FALL

Traditional Undergraduate Students:  The deadline to apply for fall 2017 was January 31, 2017. Late applications are being accepted.

Graduate, Extended and Online Students:  The deadline to apply for fall 2017 is September 29, 2017.

Follow the appropriate link below to apply:

Undergrad

Graduate/Doctoral

Certificate

If you are not sure you completed an application to graduate, please do not reapply. Instead, contact OneStop@css.edu to check your application status. General questions can also be directed to OneStop@css.edu

APPLICATIONS TO GRADUATE:  SPRING

Traditional Undergraduate Students:  The deadline to apply for spring 2018 is September 29, 2017.

Graduate, Extended and Online Students:  The deadline to apply for spring 2018 is January 31, 2018.

Follow the appropriate link below to apply:

Undergrad

Graduate/Doctoral

Certificate

If you are unsure you completed an application to graduate, please do not reapply. Instead, contact OneStop@css.edu to check your application status. General questions can also be directed to OneStop@css.edu.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The College of St. Scholastica has reserved blocks of rooms for students and their guests traveling to Duluth for commencement. These rooms are being specially held for two nights, December 15 & 16. Simply contact one of the hotels listed below. The deadline to reserve rooms at the rates below is November 15, 17.Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites:  ($159 + tax/night), 200 West First Street, Duluth, Call (218) 722-1202 and provide group name: CSS Commencement Room Block

Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview:  ($121-151/night), 505 West Superior Street, Duluth, Call (218) 727-8981 and provide group name: College of St. Scholastica Fall 2017, or code; 1712CSSDEC

BACCALAUREATE MASS - Additional Questions? Contact Campus Ministry; 218-723-5933, cministry@css.edu

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 - Additional Questions? Contact Commencement Committee

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.  Follow this link to order: Brunch

HOW DO I ORDER MY CAP AND GOWN? - Additional Questions? Contact Saints Shop

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? - No tickets needed

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.

HOW TO INVITE INTERNATIONAL GUESTS - Additional Questions? Contact Office of International Programs; 218-625-4490, oip@css.edu

If you would like to send your guests an announcement/invitation, you may purchase your own through the Saints Shop to do so. But, if your guest needs a letter for a VISA to travel into the country, contact the Office of International Programs.

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 - Additional Questions? Contact Alumni Association; 218-723-6071, alumni@css.edu

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.

WILL I EARN HONORS?

Undergraduates:  A student whose cummulative grade point average is 3.75 or above graduates with highest honors (summa cum laude). A student whose cummulative grade point average is between 3.50 and 3.75 graduates with honors (cum laude). A minimum of 48 St. Scholastica credits are required to graduate with highest honors or honors; all 48 must be graded credits. With the exception of credits, by program policy, are graded on a pass/fail basis, so long as at least 32 credits are graded. 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.

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.