Commencement

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2 p.m.

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Amsoil Arena

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FAQ's

GRADUATE CEREMONY PROCEDURES

APPLY TO GRADUATE & DIPLOMA QUESTIONS

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

BACCALAUREATE MASS

Please join us for mass at 9:30 a.m,  Mitchell Auditorium, Duluth campus. Mass is for all students and guests of any religious affiliation. All graduate participants receive a free oil lamp. Questions? Contact Campus Ministry at cministry@css.edu. Please RSVP to: Campus Ministry

BRUNCH

Join us for our traditional brunch on May 12, 2019, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Greenview Dining Room, located in Somers Hall, Duluth campus. Graduates and children 5 & under are FREE, all others pay $14.50 each. We are no longer accepting online orders. Guests may pay for brunch at the door the day of brunch.

CAP & GOWNS (REGALIA)

A regalia set includes a gown, cap, tassel and stole. The cost of regalia is: Doctorate - $87.95, Master (Graduate) - $52.95, Bachelor (Undergrad) - $49.95

Order your cap and gown early for the best price and earliest delivery date! Orders placed between now and 11 pm on March 22, will be ready for pick-up on campus starting April 23. Prices are above. Orders placed between March 23 and 11 pm on April 5, will be ready for pick-up on campus starting on May 7. An additional late fee will be added to the above prices for orders placed after March 23. We are no longer accepting orders at this time. Contact Saints Shop with any questions at saintsshop@css.edu or (218) 723-6622.

CEREMONY DETAILS

How long will the ceremony last? The ceremony will be approximately two and a half hours. Are there any tickets for guests?  The Amsoil Arena has plenty of space for guests, so tickets are not needed. When and where should I arrive? Graduates should arrive by 1 pm; check-in is in the DECC Arena, Paulucci Hall (this is not the Amsoil Arena). The Amsoil Arena's doors will not open until noon. 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 commencement@css.edu.

CELEBRATION RECEPTION

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

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY REGISTISTRATION

We use MarchingOrder to make our ceremonies better by displaying names on the jumbo tron, offering phonetic spelling, name pronunciation, custom made name cards and much more. Every graduate who plans to walk in the ceremony, is required to register through a website called "MarchingOrder". Those who do not register through MarchingOrder, will not have their name displayed on the jumbo tron and will not have a custom made name card. If you have questions, email commencement@css.edu

DEGREE OF GRATITUDE

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. We are no longer accepting requests at this time.

DOCTORATE & MASTER HOODS

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.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown, 200 West First Street, Duluth, MN 55802; $159 per night; call 218-722-1202 to reserve your room(s) and mention it is for the College of St. Scholastica's commencement.

Sheraton Duluth Hotel, 301 E. Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 55802; $139-159 per night; call 888-627-8122 to reserve your room(s) and mention College of St. Scholastica Commencement May 2019.

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, click here to fill out the form: Invitation Letter Request Form. If you have additional questions, contact Office of International Programs, oip@css.edu; (218) 625-4490.

PHOTOS

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

SHUTTLE SERVICES

A complimentary shuttle service will run on commencement day every 15 minutes. Shuttle services will run from lot #7 (near Somers Hall) to DECC entrance F (along Harbor Drive) from noon to 2 pm. A return shuttle will run from 4 pm to 6 pm from DECC entrance F back to campus lot #7.

WILL I EARN HONORS?

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 saintsshop@css.edu for additional information on pricing and availability of honors cords.

VETERANS 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 jjohnsto@css.edu for more information.