Graduation Information 2015
What process do I need to complete to
receive my certificate, diploma or degree?
When and where are the graduation
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 6.
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 2015 (May 13) and Summer Session 2015 (August 7) should apply
at this time.
Students completing their requirements Fall
Semester 2015 (December 18) and want to attend the May 2015 ceremony should also
apply by the Friday, March 6 deadline.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
- 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.
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 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.
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 graduation 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
- Cost $25.00
- 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
Bookstore, Monday, April 27
through Tuesday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cap & Gown Scholarships are Available at
Red Wing Campus
If you need assistance with the cost of the cap
& gown, scholarships are available through the Red Wing Student
Senate. Submit a 200 word essay to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2015 addressing the follow questions:
has your experience at Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical shaped your
personal and career goals?
- Explain why you need a scholarship.
Your essay will be reviewed by the Student
Senate Scholarship Committee; selected recipients will be notified by e-mail by
April 29, 2015.
Winona Campus Information
- Winona Campus Student Senate will be paying
for the 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
Student Center: Bookstore Entrance
Wednesday, April 29: 10:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30: 12:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 1: 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 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).