Parent and Family Newsletter
October 20, 2021

Dear Students and Families,

It’s hard to believe but we are just two months away from our Fall Commencement celebration! On Saturday, Dec. 18, we will be honoring the Class of 2021 with both an in-person Graduation Procession and a virtual Commencement Ceremony. Please be sure to bookmark this site for the most up-to-date information about deadlines, full schedule and details about our hybrid celebration: St. Scholastica Commencement Information.

If you plan to join us for the Graduation Procession, we also want to share the College’s community safety expectations as we prepare for a safe, in-person event:

Face masks are required in all indoor spaces on our Duluth Campus, regardless of vaccination status. All graduating students, their guests and members of the St. Scholastica community are required to wear a well-fitted face mask for the duration of the Graduation Procession. 

Social distancing mitigation measures are not currently in place, however, we encourage you to respect the distance between yourself and others during the event. This video provides an overview of what you can expect during this non-seated ceremony: GradWalk.

Student participants are expected to follow College policies regarding our COVID-19 vaccination requirements. You can read these key messages on our SaintsRiseUp Safe Return website here:

We are so proud of the Class of 2021 and all of their achievements as St. Scholastica Saints; thank you for doing your part to celebrate them safely!


Steve Lyons
Vice President of Student Affairs
What is Parent and Family Council at CSS? The Parent and Family Council at the College of St. Scholastica, whose membership includes parents, guardians, or parental figures of current students, serves as a voice for family members of St. Scholastica students and supports a diverse and inclusive academic community of excellence.
St. Scholastica Career Services commits to inspire and engage students in exploring, developing and pursuing individual career paths and meaningful work. Staff, support and resources are available to guide your student in this process. 
  • One-on-one career counseling appointments can be requested by emailing
  • Refer your students to self paced career based modules at Note: This link only works for currently enrolled students.
  • Students working on resumes, cover letters or graduate statements may send them to
  • Career tips and strategies on YouTube channel

Upcoming Job Fairs
  • Government & Nonprofit Career Fair, Friday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus
  • Saints Health Career Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Handshake
For more information, email
  • Advent Vespers and Lighting a Tradition, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, Duluth campus
  • O Holy Night, Friday, Dec. 3 & Saturday, Dec. 4, The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth
  • Fall Commencement, Saturday, Dec. 18; for more information, go to the commencement web page