UNDATED - Nearly 2,500 young men and women will be getting their hard earned college degrees this weekend at graduation ceremonies.

St. Cloud State University has a total of 1,619 graduates. The first ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) and the second one will be at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), both are at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. Parking is free in campus parking lots, and the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

The 101st commencement ceremony at the College of St. Benedict is Saturday in Clemens Field House. It starts at 2:00 p.m. There are 424 women in this year's St. Ben's graduating class.

And St. John's University will hold their commencement on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in St. John's Abbey and University church. The 2016 St. John's graduation class includes 377 undergraduate men, and 22 School of Theology and Seminary graduates.

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College will hold their graduation ceremony next Friday, May 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the River's Edge Convention Center.