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College of Education Graduation Ceremonies

There are three separate College of Education graduation ceremonies during Fall and Spring semester.  The Pinning Ceremony is intented for undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Teaching Graduates and Graduate Level Initial Licensure graduates. This ceremony is on Friday of finals week. The Hooding Ceremony is intended for graduates receiving their Doctorate, Masters Degree or Specialist Degree. This ceremony takes place on Saturday morning of finals week and does not replace University Commencement but is in addition to.  University Commencement is the large graduation ceremony where all degree levels are covered with three different time frames for ceremonies. The College of Education event is always held at 12:00pm. 

Please visit Graduation Services for more information.


College of Education Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 10, 2019
CSU Ballroom
2:00 pm - Reception and Registration
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Pinning Ceremony

For additional details regarding our Pinning ceremony, click here. 

Bachelor of Science in Teaching Graduates and Graduate Level Initial Licensure graduates and guests are all invited to attend the reception and pinning ceremony. Students will be notified by email and through D2L. RSVPs are not required. For more information contact: Kim Scholtens at 507-389-1517 or


College of Education Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am - Hooding Ceremony
Reception immediately following ceremony
Ted Paul Theatre PA 246
RSVPs are required! 
To RSVP, click here

For additional information regarding our Hooding ceremony, click here

Graduates receiving their Doctorate, Masters Degree or Specialist Degree and guests, are all invited to attend the Hooding Ceremony and Reception. Invitations will be emailed to those students who have applied for graduation. Academic attire required. RSVPs are required. RSVP link will be available closer to March. For more information contact: Christina Hinz at 507-389-2826 or

University Commencement

May 2019 Commencement
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Taylor Center, Bresnan Arena
1651 Warren Street, Mankato

Time: 12 noon