Twin Cities Metro Area Graduation Ceremony

Join us on August 19, 2016 to honor our Rasmussen College graduates from our Twin Cities metro area campuses—Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Eagan and Lake Elmo/Woodbury—and our online graduates throughout the nation. Celebrate this exciting milestone for our graduates as they continue their path to a successful future!

Join Us


August 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. CST


Roy Wilkins Auditorium
at the Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd West
St. Paul, MN 55102

Parking and Directions

Please visit the Roy Wilkins Auditorium website for driving directions and parking information or contact the venue at 651-265-4800.

There is scheduled road construction near the Xcel Energy Center from April 1, 2016 – November 2016. For more information on road closures and detours, please visit the St. Paul Government website. Please consider allowing extra time to park for the Twin Cities Graduation ceremony.

For information on local accommodations and restaurants, visit the Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Bureau online.

Graduation Ticket Information

To attend the graduation ceremony in the main Roy Wilkins Auditorium, guests must have a ticket. Graduation invitations will act as tickets into the main ceremony and tickets will be mailed to graduates starting the week of July 11, 2016.

For questions on tickets and graduation, please contact Mollie Bower at for more information.

Graduate Registration

In order to participate in the August ceremony all graduates must register here. By registering you will be included in all communications regarding graduation.

Please note registration for this event is for graduates in the graduating classes from September 2015 – June 2016 only. Please contact your Career Services Advisor with questions.

Cap and Gown Ordering Information

As a graduate, you are responsible for ordering your cap and gown. Please prioritize placing your order to ensure you receive it in time for graduation. You will not be able to walk in the ceremony if you do not have a cap and gown.

To place your order today, please follow these instructions. If you have any questions, please contact your career services advisor.

Accommodation Seating for Guests

If you have any concerns about your family or friends’ ability to walk long distances or climb stairs at the graduation ceremony, please contact: Alecia Spagnoletti at, so that accommodations can be made. The commencement ceremony is in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium at Saint Paul RiverCentre. The auditorium is a beautiful, ‘theater-like’ room. Much of the audience will be sitting in sections that are sloped and accessible only by climbing stairs. If you are concerned that members of your party may have difficulty climbing stairs, please advise them to arrive 1 hour prior to the ceremony to check in with our accommodations table so that they may be seated. Reserved seating is limited.

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