GRADUATING STUDENT NEWSLETTER
March 9, 2022
Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony News!

The class of 2022 was sent a voting ballot asking them to vote on which type of in-person ceremony they would like to attend in May. The voting ballot included two in-person ceremony options. Option 1: A graduation procession that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete with unlimited guest attendance. Option 2: A traditional ceremony that would take approximately 90 minutes with limited guest attendance (4 guests/graduate).

Thank you to everyone who cast their vote! The voting ballot was sent to 635 graduating students. We received 298 responses from the class of 2022; 188 voted for the graduation procession and 110 voted for a traditional ceremony.

At this time, the College will proceed with plans of providing a graduation procession commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place on the Duluth Kenwood campus on Saturday, May 14. See below for additional details pertaining to the schedule of events.
Spring 2022 Commencement Schedule of Events
In addition to the Graduation Procession,
the following is for all graduates and guests:
9-10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
2 p.m.
Commencement Mass
Graduation Brunch
Open House Social
Virtual Commencement Ceremony
The graduation procession timed entry are as follows:
School of Arts and Letters
10:15 a.m.; Bachelor of Arts
School of Science
10:30 a.m.; Bachelor of Science
10:40-11 a.m.; Bachelor of Arts (each graduating student will be notified of their specific timed entry)
11:20 a.m.; Masters + Certificate
Stender School of Business & Technology
11:20 a.m.; Bachelor of Arts
11:45 a.m.; Bachelor of Science
Noon; Masters + Certificate
School of Education & Social Work
12:20 p.m.; Bachelor of Arts
12:40 p.m.; Bachelor of Science
12:50 p.m.; Masters + Certificate
School of Health Sciences
1:30 p.m.; Bachelor of Science
1:40 p.m.; Masters + Certificate
1:50-2:40 p.m.; Doctorate (each graduate will be notified of their specific timed entry)
School of Nursing
3 p.m.; Certificate
3-3:20 p.m.; Doctorate
3:50-5 p.m.; Bachelor of Science (each graduating student will be notified of their specific timed entry)
What is a virtual commencement ceremony?
The College provides all graduates with a virtual site that includes: a ceremony recording featuring President McDonald, Ryan Sandefer, vice president of academic affairs, a student speaker, a keynote speaker and more! Also, you will find a personal slide for each graduate. Graduates may choose to personalize their slide by adding a personal message and by uploading a photo. All slides are downloadable to keep as a memorabilia. You may click on a slide to hear the graduates name announced! To view some of our past virtual sites, go to: Congratulations-Graduates.
MarchingOrder FAQs
What is MarchingOrder (MO)?
Answer: MO is a software the College uses to enhance both the in-person ceremony and the virtual ceremony.

I do not plan to attend the in-person ceremony. Am I still required to complete my MO registration?
Answer: Yes. Please complete your MO registration by approving your name, degree, and by adding a personal message and/or a photo for your personal slide. A personal message and photo are optional.

When will I receive the registration email from MO?
Answer: Today
Meet our Cap & Gown Ordering Deadline for a Chance to Win a Diploma Frame!

Place your cap & gown order by April 19, 2022 and your name will be entered into a drawing for a beautiful diploma frame, valued at $136.99! Entrants include those who place(d) orders for Graduation Regalia Sets for Spring 2022 Commencement on herff.ly/css

Hurry and go to herff.ly/css and order if you haven't already! 

Regalia will not be available to purchase at the Saints Shop until after April 19th. Qualifying purchases for this contest must be made prior to April 19th on herff.ly/css. Purchases of full sets or graduation packages will earn an entry into the drawing.

Good luck!

More Important Details

Go to the commencement web page to see all other informational details pertaining to:
  • Order Ceremony Day Flowers,
  • Commencement Mass,
  • Graduation Brunch,
  • and much more!