Concordia University, St. Paul2016 Commencement

Class of 2016 Commencement

You’ve made it to your graduation, CONGRATULATIONS! See the information below to prepare for your graduation day. Make plans to join Concordia and your classmates at the special events that celebrate your achievements and welcome you to the CSP alumni family.

One-Stop Grad-Stop
  • Tuesday, March 29, 3 – 6 p.m., Buenger Education Center
  • Wednesday, March 30, 3 – 6 p.m., Buenger Education Center
  • Saturday, April 2, 9 a.m. – Noon, Buenger Education Center

Attending OSGS takes just 10 minutes. Students who have applied to graduate can purchase (cash, check or credit card) their graduation attire at OSGS, or pre-order and pick it up at this event – save the shipping fee! Graduation attire is $25-$75, depending on your degree type. You may also pick up your academic honors medallion or pin (if eligible) and purchase a class ring or diploma frame. If distance prohibits your attendance, you can order your attire online at Orders placed after April 25 will incur an additional $20 processing fee.

New Alumni Reception
  • Traditional Reception – Friday, May 6, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The Knoll
  • Cohort & Graduate Reception – Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Knoll

The Alumni Association welcomes graduating students and their immediate family to mix and mingle, learn about opportunities to stay connected with CSP, and enjoy refreshments. New alumni who attend will receive a gift and have the chance to update their information.

Service of Sending
  • Friday, May 6, 11:30 a.m., Graebner Memorial Chapel

The Concordia community gathers to recognize and celebrate those graduates entering full-time service in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Parents, families and friends are invited to attend.

Baccalaureate Service
  • Friday, May 6, 4 p.m., Graebner Memorial Chapel

Graduates and their families will celebrate together in this 40-minute ceremony, giving thanks for lives dedicated to learning, wisdom and service. Graduates are encouraged to wear their graduation attire as they sit with their families. A light reception will immediately follow.

2016 Commencement Ceremonies

All three commencement ceremonies will be held at the Gangelhoff Center (235 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55104) on the campus of Concordia University, St. Paul.

Grad HatTraditional Undergraduate Commencement – Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.

Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degree recipients (LIVE WEB STREAM)

Grad HatAdult Undergraduate Commencement – Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree recipients in the cohort/evening programs, Bachelor of Science Nursing (LIVE WEB STREAM)

Grad HatGraduate Programs Commencement – Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m.

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science and Educational Specialist degree recipients (LIVE WEB STREAM)

Commencement Information


We will respond to you within five business days or within 48 hours after submission now through May 2016.