Minnesota State University, Mankato will award 1,796 degrees to 1,753 students at the end of the fall 2020 semester, with this fall’s graduates celebrated through a special website with commencement videos that will be available at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, the day on which the University’s three traditional graduation ceremonies were scheduled but were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each graduate will also receive “commencement-in-a-box” packages shipped to their homes. Included in each box are printed commencement programs, a diploma holder, and a few gifts to honor each graduate.