Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

For the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses, in consultation with the deans of each school, a hybrid approach, allowing some in-person instruction for select programs with online learning for others, is planned.

Students can check the SP21 course schedule in the portal — or check with their program directors — if they have any questions about spring academic delivery.

For the SGPP, there are no changes to the calendar for spring semester or its terms. For example, as planned, there are no classes on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Commencement will be held virtually on Saturday, Jan. 23, as previously announced; and there are no classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday. May and June commencement ceremonies are as scheduled, though a decision will be made later as to whether each is virtual or in-person.

A four-year public facing calendar is available.

All SGPP faculty, regardless of delivery modality, are dedicated to providing quality educational activities and opportunities. Program directors and faculty continue to be available to meet and advise students virtually during this time of remote delivery, and look forward to the continued academic success of our students.

We are committed to helping our adult learners fulfill their academic, career, and life goals and are working to ensure their academic experience exceeds their expectations.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATES: Implementation of Canvas as Saint Mary’s new learning management system began this summer, and a number of fall courses were offered via this system. Panopto is the university’s new video repository, lecture capture/webcast, and Tegrity replacement. Panopto offers many additional features like in-browser editing, discussions in video, closed captioning, quizzes/grading, statistics on views, and much more.

We trust that together we can continue to find workable solutions for the many challenges we face. In the meantime, thank you for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we work to provide the best teaching and learning environments for our students and the best working environment for our faculty and staff.

Together, we are Saint Mary’s.