Commencement

Graduation Ceremony

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2 p.m.

DECC, Amsoil Arena


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Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATIONS TO GRADUATE:  SPRING

Traditional Undergraduate Students: The deadline to apply for spring 2018 was 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, do not reapply. Instead, contact OneStop to check your application status; general questions can also be directed to OneStop@css.edu.

BACCALAUREATE MASS

Please join us for mass at 9:30 a.m. located on our gorgeous Duluth campus in the Mitchell Auditorium. Additional questions? Contact Campus Ministry, cministry@css.edu; (218) 723-5933

COMMENCEMENT BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional Graduation Brunch on May 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon, Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall, Duluth campus.  Deadline for online brunch orders and RSVP's is May 8. Graduates eat at no cost. All other orders will be accepted at the door the day of brunch on May 12. Click here to place an order: 2018 Spring Brunch

Additional questions? Contact Commencement Committee, commencement@css.edu; (218) 723-6779.

HOW DO I ORDER MY CAP AND GOWN?

Cap and gowns will be available for purchase online soon. Questions? Contact Saints Shop, saintsshop@css.edu; (218) 723-6622. 

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 free of charge.

HOW LONG WILL THE CEREMONY LAST?

The ceremony will last approximately two & a half hours.

HOW MANY TICKETS WILL I RECEIVE FOR GUESTS?

The DECC Amsoil Arena has plenty of seating, no tickets required. Doors open at noon.

HOW TO INVITE INTERNATIONAL GUESTS

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, contact the Office of International Programs, oip@css.edu; (218) 625-4490.

ARE THERE ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE CEREMONY?

The DECC personnel are happy to assist you with finding accessible accommodations upon arrival at the arena.  Additional questions? Contact the Commencement Committee, commencement@css.edu; (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 Graduation Reception immediately following the ceremony, located at the DECC, Lake Superior Ballroom. The reception is free to all graduates and guests, compliments of the Alumni Association. Refreshments will be served. For additional questions, contact Alumni Association, alumni@css.edu; (218) 723-6071.

WILL I EARN HONORS?

Undergraduates: A student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or above graduates with highest honors (summa cum laude). A student whose cumulative 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 email/call?

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