UNDATED -- Graduation is almost here for local college students. All the hours spent at the library will soon pay off.

Families from all across the world will be on-hand in Central Minnesota this weekend to see ceremonies at the College of St. Benedict, St. Cloud State University and St. John's University.

The 98th annual commencement ceremony will be held for St. Ben's at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Clemens Field House. The celebration will kick off the centennial celebration for CSB. The 2013 graduating class includes over 500 women.

SCSU will hold two commencements on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Halenbeck Hall gymnasium.

The morning ceremony is for graduates of Herberger Business School, Center for Continuing Studies, School of Health & Human Services, School of Public Affairs and School of Graduate Studies.

The afternoon ceremony is for graduates of School of Education, College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts, College of Science & Engineering and School of Computer, Engineering & Environment.

St. John's will also hold its commencement on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the St. John's Abbey and University Church. Over 400 undergraduate men and 24 School of Theology-Seminary graduates will be participating.