Commencement

Graduates at Commencement

Fall Commencement 

Saturday, December 17, 2016
12:00 p.m.
Burns Wellness Commons, Reif Gymnasium

Live Video Stream  :     Live Caption

Schedule | Campus Map 


Frequently Asked Questions

CHECK LIST

Use the graduation check list to help you keep track of all the things that need to be done upon graduation.

Click here for your check list:         Undergrad            Graduate/Doctoral

STUDENT FAQ's

A FAQ sheet to help you with all your questions pertaining to your special day:  FAQ Sheet

Please click here for a schedule of the day's events:  Schedule

HOW DO I APPLY TO GRADUATE?

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

COMMENCEMENT BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional Graduation Brunch on December 17, 2016 from 10:00 am -11:30 am (Free for Graduates.) Brunch will be held on our beautiful Duluth campus, in the Somers Lounge, located in Somers Hall. If you would like to invite guests, the cost is $12.50 per guest, with children ages 5 and under free. We are no longer accepting online orders. You may purchase brunch tickets at the door the day of Commencement.

HOW DO I ORDER MY CAP AND GOWN?

Please call the Saints Shop for late orders, (218) 723-6622. Ordering regalia online is no longer available.  All graduates are required to wear their stole. Hoods are free for master and doctoral graduates.
Doctoral. Purchase gown, tam, tassel, and stole for $89.95.
Graduate.
Purchase gown, mortar board, tassel, and stole for $47.95.
Undergraduate.
Purchase gown, mortar board, tassel, and stole for $44.95.

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY HOOD?

Masters graduates will receive a hood at check-in and doctoral graduates will be hooded on stage.

HOW LONG WILL THE CEREMONY LAST?

The ceremony lasts approximately two hours.

ALUMNI RECEPTION

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

HOW MANY TICKETS WILL I RECEIVE FOR GUESTS?

NEW! No limitations to how many guests may come to the ceremony! Tickets are not required due to the overflow room of 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 Burns Wellness Commons. 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.

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.