October 19, 2021
News from the Vice President of Student Affairs
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

The schedule of events includes:
  • Brunch, 9 a.m.
  • Mass, 11 a.m.
  • Graduation procession
  1. Bachelor of Arts, 12:30 p.m.
  2. Bachelor of Science, 12:45 p.m.
  3. Masters + Certificate, 1 p.m.
  4. Doctorate, 1:15 p.m.
  • Virtual Commencement Ceremony, 2 p.m.

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Every graduating student is required to complete their RSVP registration in MO regardless of whether they plan to attend the ceremony or not. MO will email each graduating student directly. Please be checking your CSS email account for this email.

See the commencement web page for additional information.
Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • Order your regalia sets (cap, gown, stole and tassel) before the deadline to avoid possible additional fees at

Flowers for your BIG day! Pass this info onto your guests!

Beautiful bouquets will be for sale online or purchase them the day of the event. If you choose to order them online, you pick them up the day of the event at the beginning of the Graduation Procession. Order flowers here.
Deadline: Sunday, Dec. 5

Join us for our traditional graduation brunch on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. in Somers Lounge, located in Somers Hall on our Duluth campus. Go to the commencement web page to order brunch and for additional information.
Deadline: Sunday, Dec. 5

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.

St. Scholastica has partnered with GRADIMAGES to take photos of you during the Graduation Procession and when you cross the stage. Pre-register for your photos and get 20% off.
Visit GRADIMAGES to pre-register today!
Deadline: Saturday, Dec. 11

All graduates and guests of any religious or spiritual tradition are welcome to join us for this service of thanksgiving and celebration of achievements.
All graduates who attend will receive an oil lamp as a gift.
Go to the commencement web page for more information.

Please RSVP: Commencement Mass
Any questions? See the Commencement website for additional details.