Activities & off-campus events

Winter 2017 Commencement

Thursday, December 21, 2017

5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

St. Paul Campus


  • 5 p.m. – Baccalaureate Liturgy (Mass and Hooding Ceremony), Our Lady of Victory Chapel

4:15 p.m. – Students gather for Baccalaureate Liturgy lineup, CdC 2nd floor, by Center for Women

  • 7:30 p.m. – Commencement Ceremony, The O'Shaughnessy

6 p.m. – Students gather for Commencement ceremony lineup: College for Adults students in Frey Theater; College for Women students in Rehearsal Hall, Music Building; Graduate College students in Recital Hall, Music Building.

Please join us for a reception immediately following the ceremony in Rauenhorst Ballroom, 3rd floor, Coeur de Catherine. Tickets are not required. However, on your Ticket Request Form, please indicate the number of people in your party (including yourself) that will be attending.

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. is president/CEO of Saint Paul College, one of 31 independently accredited colleges and universities of Minnesota State. Under his leadership, the college was honored with the 2016 H.E.R.B.I.E. Award by the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce for giving back to the community and for fostering meaningful partnerships with local public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Student Speakers:
Sarah Sullivan is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in English as a Second Language, in St. Kate’s College for Women.
David Norris is a candidate for a Master of Library and Information Science, in St. Kate’s Graduate College.

For full Commencement schedule and details, visit:

Winter 2017 Commencement Information