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The College of Saint Rose Announces It Will Close

On November 30, 2023, The College of Saint Rose Board of Trustees voted to cease academic instruction after the end of the 2023-2024 academic year. The College will continue to serve its undergraduate and graduate students, and offer a full Spring 2024 course schedule. Read More

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In-Person Commencement Ceremony to be Held in September

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While the College is still firming up a specific date to hold the postponed commencement ceremony, it was important to the College’s leadership that our students’ achievements were honored properly. Both our graduating undergraduate and graduate students will have the opportunity to be recognized in September, the same month the College will celebrate its centennial.

President Carolyn J. Stefanco explained the College’s commitment to an in-person commencement in her note to students on March 27.

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Julia Gargano ’20 Makes Top 20 on ‘American Idol,’ Called Frontrunner by Judges

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Those who know Julia Gargano, a senior from Staten Island in the College’s music industry program, know she is humble and authentic. So, the College community was excited to see her make the Top 20 of “American Idol” on the April 5 show.

After performing Pink’s “Glitter in the Air,” the judges said all she needed was a hit song to win a Grammy (we think she’s written some), and that she will go a long way – maybe all the way – in the competition.

See her performance on “American Idol” here, and check out this video of Gargano performing “Tell Me Why” with other Saint Rose students, filmed in a collaboration between Rose Record Label Group and SRTV. And if you loved her original song “Growing Pains,” which landed her on the show in the first place, you can download it on Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Music.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, “American Idol” top 20 contestants will perform from home during what would have been the live shows, still giving viewers a chance to vote for their favorites. The next episode airs April 26 at 8 p.m. on ABC, and you better believe we’re on #TeamJulia. Be sure to vote!

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Class Notes for April 2020

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Find out which of our alums is celebrating a promotion, a new career, or their start-up business in Class Notes. See who is making news, and take a moment to remember those who have passed on.

Don’t forget to share your own news with us by emailing Irene Kim at

Read Class Notes for April.

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How Our Faculty Have Brought the Saint Rose Experience Online During COVID-19

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The shift to remote learning for our students was a quick one, but our faculty have found creative ways to bring personal attention, the hallmark of a Saint Rose education, to the online world.

Read about how they are teaching during remote operations.

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