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2022 Commencement - Friday, May 13, 7 pm in Winona




There will be one Commencement Ceremony for the entire college - Red Wing, Winona, and Online - held on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7 pm. The event will take place at Winona State University in Winona. The public is welcome to attend, or you can watch the Live Stream online.

NOTE: The ceremony will be streamed online via Microsoft Teams. 

  • DESKTOP: If you don't have Teams installed on your desktop, no problem! You can watch it in a browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.). 
  • MOBILE: If you want to watch the live stream on a mobile device, you will need to download the Microsoft Teams app and install it.  


Graduation and commencement are two separate events. Graduation is the process by which Minnesota State College Southeast officially confers a degree to a learner. Commencement, on the other hand, is the ceremony which publicly recognizes those learners who have graduated or will soon graduate.

2021-2022 Graduates: Make sure you are on the list to graduate!
Download and check this PDF: 2021-2022 Graduation List

For students graduating in Spring 2022, the deadline to submit an application for graduation was on March 4, 2022. See instructions below.

What process do I need to complete to receive my certificate, diploma or degree?

  1. Review your Degree Audit Report (DARS) in eServices. The DARS needs to state: "All requirements complete-in progress courses used" or "All requirements identified below have been met."
  2. Complete and submit the online Application for Graduation Form.
  3. Complete the Career Services Registration Form (PDF) and return to The college is required by Minnesota State to follow up on all graduates. Please expect to be contacted by our Career Services Office or let us know if you have found employment before you graduate.
  4. If you received Financial Aid, expect to be contacted by the Financial Aid Office regarding required Federal Loan Exit Counseling. Before you graduate, federal regulations require that you complete an exit counseling session. Once completed, the Financial Aid Office will be notified.
  • Step 1: Access exit counseling at:
  • Step 2: Log in with your FAFSA username and password. Click on Exit Counseling.     


Honor status is given to students graduating from a diploma, AA, AAS, or AS program 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. Students who participate in the commencement ceremony and who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a gold honor cord from the Registrar's Office after the cap and gown have been picked up.


Please see the Commencement page for details on this year's commencement ceremony.

Participation in commencement does not imply or assure degree conferral. Degrees are conferred when all requirements have been met.

You will not receive your actual certificate, diploma or degree at the commencement ceremony. The document will be mailed approximately 10-12 weeks after the term ends, when grades are finalized and your graduation is confirmed from the Registrar's Office.

If you need to change your graduation date to a later semester or have additional questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at the campus you will be graduating from.



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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987
COLLEGE PHONE | 507-453-2700 | 877-853-8324

Minnesota State College Southeast is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer. ADA accessible. MSC Southeast is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or sexual orientation. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law is prohibited.


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