Guest Resources


Fall 2020 (March 12, 2021 postponed from Dec. 18, 2020) will be located in the Ritsche Auditorium in Stewart Hall.

Spring 2021 Commencement location has yet to be determined. Watch this website for details posted by April 1, 2021.

COVID Requirements

We will need all guests to wear facemasks and take a self-assessment prior to entering campus. You will need to show us your green screen approval on your phone or you will be able to take a paper version of the assessment  prior to entering the venue. The assessment will be posted in Parking Lots and prior to entering buildings. It can also be found at self-assessment.



  • Parking in university lots and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp is free on commencement day
  • Street parking is available, as posted

Ceremony Length - Fall 2020 (March 12, 2021)

The program runs about 45-60 minutes. Graduates are expected to remain seated with their classmates for the entire program. 

Tobacco Free Campus

St. Cloud State is a tobacco-free campus. Our policy prohibits the use, sale and free distribution of smoking and smokeless tobacco products or any electronic delivery devices used for inhaling vapor (e-cigarettes) on university property. Tobacco use is allowed in private vehicles as long as respect is demonstrated for individuals and the environment.

Tobacco Free Campus

Flag Etiquette

St. Cloud State follows the United States of America Army Regulation (PDF) for the display of flags. 

City of St. Cloud

Check out local lodging and restaurant listings at the St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website.