Nearly 700 St. Cloud State students are expected to participate in a commencement ceremony 1 p.m. Dec. 16 in Halenbeck Hall.
They are among 1,075 students from five continents, 33 nations and 20 U.S. states earning degrees fall semester. The degree earners include 883 undergraduate students, 187 graduate students and five doctoral students.
- Share photos with the #SCSUGrad hashtag
- If inclement weather prevents participation, graduates can choose to be in one of the May 5 commencement ceremonies
- View Commencement via a live webstream
Delivering the student address is Bailey LaPoint, 22, a cum laude graduate from River Falls, Wisconsin, who has earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art, with an emphasis in graphic design. She studied abroad at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, on the Mediterranean coast in northeast Spain. She interned with SAI Programs, a Sebastopol, California company that coordinates student study in Europe. Visit her website.
Conferring degrees will be Ashish Vaidya, interim president. Presenting the graduating class is Dan Gregory, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Representing faculty is Elizabeth Valencia-Borgert, community outreach director, Center for Continuing Studies. Sharing alumni remarks is Terri Mische, executive director, St. Cloud State University Alumni Association.
Representing the Minnesota State system is Alex Cirillo, trustee. He is a chemist by training and a retired 3M executive.
Mayor David Kleis ’89 will bring greetings from the City of St. Cloud.
Chamber Orchestra will perform music, including “Theme to Downton Abbey” by John Lund. The ensemble is directed by Marion Judish, music professor.
Parking will be free Dec. 16 in campus parking lots and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.
Graduates, their guests, faculty and staff are encouraged to use the free St. Cloud Metro Bus shuttle. Street parking is available, as posted.
At St. Cloud State, an A average corresponds to a 4.0 grade-point average.
Undergraduate honors are:
Gold tassel | Summa cum laude (with highest honor) = 3.75 to 4.00
Silver tassel | Magna cum laude (with great honor) = 3.50 to 3.74
Red tassel | Cum laude (with honor) = 3.25 to 3.49