Minnesota State University, Mankato is celebrating its 2021 spring semester student commencement by providing graduates “commencement-in-a-box” packages and personalized photo opportunities this week on a graduation stage while holding a virtual ceremony and launching a special website beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 8.

The three traditional commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday were cancelled in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, graduates were invited to take part in a “graduate walk,” an in-person professional photo opportunity on campus this week (May 3-5), in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom to celebrate with their guests.