Graduation Information 2016
What process do I need to complete to
receive my certificate, diploma or degree?
Forms are available at the Reception Desk at
both campus locations. Online students should contact Holly Daley at the
Red Wing Campus firstname.lastname@example.org
or Julie Haedtke at the Winona Campus email@example.com. Forms
are due back to the Registrar’s Office by Friday, March 4.
Students must complete the Application for Graduation Form whether they
participate in the ceremony or not.
Southeast Technical College has one commencement
ceremony per year in May. Students who will be completing program requirements
Spring Semester 2016 (May 11) and Summer Session 2016 (August 5) should apply
at this time.
Students completing their requirements Fall
Semester 2016 (December 19) and want to attend the May 2016 ceremony should also
apply by the Friday, March 4 deadline.
When and where are the graduation
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00 p.m.
Red Wing High School
Larry Sonju Gymnasium
Eagle Ridge Drive
Red Wing, Minnesota
Note: Students will meet at Red Wing High School,
Commons Area at 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 -
Winona State University
Corner of Johnson & King Streets
Note: Students will meet at Winona State
University, Memorial Hall
– Talbot Gym at 6:15 p.m.
Attention Red Wing
Winona Campus Nursing Students
All nursing students should
report to the gymnasiums (Red Wing High School & WSU Memorial Hall) for
group photos by 5:45 p.m. Please be prompt.
Will a professional photographer be at
the graduation ceremony?
Yes, Lifetouch Photography will be taking
professional photos of students during the commencement ceremony. Information on purchasing photos will be
available at cap and gown pick up. The
Lifetouch Photography website can be found at http://events.lifetouch.com/.
How do I find out about local lodging
for my guests?
Information can be found at the following
Area Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
In addition to the ceremony, are there
events planned for graduates and their families?
A reception with punch and cookies will be
held for graduates, families and friends immediately following the
Are guest tickets required for the
Tickets are not needed for the ceremony.
How long does the graduation ceremony
The ceremony runs approximately an hour and a
half. All graduates and guests are
expected to remain seated for the entire program.
How do I get a cap and gown for the
All students from both campuses must wear a
black cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.
Red Wing Campus Information
Red Wing Campus Student
Senate is sharing the cost of cap, gown and tassel to make it more affordable to purchase.
If you already have a black cap and
gown, you will need to pick up a tassel only.
Cost is $5.00.
Scheduled pick up Red
Monday, April 25
through Friday, April 29 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Winona Campus Information
Winona Campus Student Senate will be paying for
the full cost of the cap, gown and tassel.
If you already have a black cap and gown, you will need to pick
up a tassel only.
Scheduled pick up Winona Campus:
Student Center: Bookstore Entrance
Wednesday, April 27 -- 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 28 -- 12:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 29 -- 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Are graduation invitations available?
Graduation invitations are available for you
to print below:
Graduating with Honors?
Students who participate in the commencement
ceremony and who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a gold honor
cord which has been purchased by the Student Senate. Students should stop at the Registrar’s
Office after they pick up their cap and gown.
Honor status is given to students graduating
from a diploma, AAS or AS program and who have completed a minimum of 25
resident credits including credits from the last term before graduation. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.74
receive Honors designation. Students with
a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.00 receive High Honors designation. Final honor status is determined after final
grades are received. Honor status will
appear on the student transcript at the time of official graduation.
Are you now or have you ever served in the
United States Armed Forces?
Students who participate in the commencement
ceremony will receive a red, white and blue veterans cord to honor their
military service. Students should stop at the Registrar’s Office after they
pick up their cap and gown.
Are certificates, diplomas, or degrees
presented at the graduation ceremony?
You will not receive your actual certificate,
diploma or degree at the commencement ceremony.
A cover will be given to you to place your document in after you receive
it in the mail. The document will be
mailed approximately 10 – 12 weeks after commencement when grades are finalized
and the graduation is confirmed from the Registrar’s Office.
What if I have additional questions
about my graduation and/or ceremony?
Please contact the Registrar’s Office at the
campus you will be graduating from (1-877-853-8324).
Rev. 2/16/16 mj