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The College of St. Scholastica
Students walking to the stage during the 2019 St. Scholastica Commencement.

St. Scholastica will host a modified, in-person spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15 at Amsoil Arena. A virtual ceremony will also be available to stream on May 15 at https://virtualgrad.marchingorder.com/css/326/i.

Graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 have been invited to participate in a non-seated event in which graduates cross the stage in their cap and gown as their name is read aloud. Official graduation photos will also be taken during this celebratory event. In adherence to COVID-19 safety measures and the College’s commitment to keeping its community safe, this in-person ceremony will be open to volunteers, graduates and graduate guests only. Each graduate is permitted three guest tickets.

The virtual ceremony will feature a commencement address from Chris Dolan ’01, current member of the College’s Board of Trustees and partner with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In order to provide graduates with the individual and personalized recognition of their achievements that they deserve, St. Scholastica will be using MarchingOrder for the virtual ceremony and each student will be given a personalized slide to celebrate their special achievements.

St. Scholastica is a 109-year-old private, independent college founded in the Catholic Benedictine tradition. It is nationally recognized for quality and value. It has been named the top Minnesota college for economic mobility, and U.S. News & World Report includes it on its Best National Universities and Top Performers on Social Mobility lists. The College is ranked on Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for your Money” list, Princeton Review’s 2020 list of Best Midwestern Colleges, and Forbes’ Top Colleges list. The Center for First-Generation Student Success has named St. Scholastica one of the top 80 colleges in the country for commitment to first-generation students. Learn more at css.edu.