Sunday, May 10, 2020

2 p.m.

Amsoil Arena, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

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If you have any questions in regards to the application to graduate, see Registrar's website: Registrar


Please join us for our Baccalaureate Mass at 9:30 a.m,  Mitchell Auditorium, Duluth campus. We welcome all graduates and guests of any religious or spiritual tradition to join us for this service of thanksgiving and celebration of your achievements. All graduates who attend will receive an oil lamp as a gift to symbolize the light you are carrying with you into the world. Please RSVP to:  Questions? Contact Campus Ministry at


Join us for our traditional brunch on May 10, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall, Duluth campus. Graduates and children 5 & under are FREE, all others pay $14.10 each. Deadline to order online is April 20. To order online: BRUNCH


Each bachelor and master set includes a gown, cap, tassel and stole. Doctorate tassels are sold separately. The total cost is: Doctorate - $87.95, Master (Graduate) - $52.95, Bachelor (Undergrad) - $49.95. Click here to: Order online. Contact or call (218) 723-6622 with questions.

  • You may choose to have your order shipped to you for $15.95 or to pick it up at the Saints Shop
  • Announcements, Thank You Notes, Class Rings, Jewelry and Diploma Frames are available to order online.


How long will the ceremony last? The ceremony will be approximately two and a half hours. Are there any tickets for guests?  Tickets are not required for the spring commencement ceremony due to plenty of space in the Amsoil Arena. When and where should I arrive? Graduates should arrive by 1:00 p.m.; check-in is in the Paulucci Hall, DECC Arena. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. Are there accessible accommodations during the ceremony? Yes. DECC personnel are happy to assist with accessible accommodations upon arrival. Contact the Commencement Committee if you have questions at


The reception is held immediately after the ceremony in Lake Superior Ballroom, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. The reception is free to all guests and graduates. Refreshments will be served; compliments of the Alumni Association. Contact: Alumni Association,; (218) 723-6071.


The College uses MarchingOrder to make the ceremonies a better experience by displaying names on the jumbo screen, offering phonetic spelling, name pronunciation, custom made name cards and much more. Every graduate who plans to attend the ceremony, is required to RSVP through a website called "MarchingOrder". Those who do not RSVP through MarchingOrder, will not have their name displayed on the jumbo screen and will not have a custom made name card. Deadline to RSVP is April 20.


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. Deadline to order is April 20. To order: Degree of Gratitude


Doctorate and master hoods are given at check-in the day of the ceremony. Master graduates are hooded at check-in and doctorate graduates will process holding their hood to be hooded on stage.


No tickets are requested due to plenty of space in the Amsoil Arena.


The College has booked off blocks of rooms at discounted prices at the two hotels below. Reserve a discounted room by April 8.

Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, 200 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802; call 218-722-1202

Sheraton Duluth Hotel, 301 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 55802; call 888-627-8122


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,; (218) 625-4490.


Grad Images will take photos before, during and after the ceremony.Photographer


The determination of honors for the commencement program and ceremony occurs one 8-week term prior to the ceremony. If the Registrar determines you qualify for honors, you will be notified by email approximately 6 weeks before the ceremony date.

Undergraduates: A student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or above graduates with highest honors (summa cum laude - blue and gold, double cord). A student whose cumulative grade point average is between 3.50 and 3.75 graduates with honors (cum laude - gold, double cord). 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 that, by program policy, are graded on a pass/fail basis, so long as at least 32 credits are graded. 

Graduates: Latin Honors are not awarded to students in Masters and Doctoral level programs.

HONORS CORDS (Bachelor Graduates only)

If the Registrar determines you qualify for honors, you may purchase your honors cords through the Saints Shop. Contact for additional information on pricing and availability of honors cords.


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 for more information.