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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Registrar's Office

Graduation FAQs 2020

Graduation is an exciting time for students, family, friends and staff. Below you will find important graduation information for 2020.

Please Note:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Commencement Ceremonies for both campuses were cancelled at the direction of the Chancellor of Minnesota State. Please view the Virtual Graduation Ceremony on our website or on YouTube. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

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 ( or Sarah Gatzlaff ( Forms are due back to the Registrar's Office by Friday, March 6, 2020. Students must complete the Application for Graduation Form whether they participate in the ceremony or not.

MSC Southeast has one commencement ceremony per year in May. Students who will be completing program requirements Spring Semester 2020 and Summer Session 2020 should apply at this time.

Students completing their requirements Fall Semester 2019 and want to attend the May 2020 ceremony should also apply at this time. 

When and where are the 2020 commencement ceremonies held?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Commencement Ceremonies for both campuses have been cancelled at the direction of the Chancellor of Minnesota State. We are currently exploring alternative options for celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates at a future date.

Certificates, diplomas, and degrees will be mailed to graduates approximately 10-12 weeks after the end of the term. MSC Southeast works with an outside printing company to produce the awards. Any changes to the timeline of award delivery will be updated here. Even though the commencement ceremonies will not be held as planned, graduates need to have an application for graduation on file with the Registrar's Office. 

What if I have additional questions about my graduation and/or the commencement ceremony?

Please contact Amy Drazkowski at at 507-453-1479.

Rev. 2/19/20 AD

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