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Concordia University, St. Paul2017 Commencement

2017 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 Programs Commencement – Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m.

LIVE VIDEO STREAM – Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degree recipients.

Grad HatAdult Undergraduate Programs Commencement – Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.

LIVE VIDEO STREAM – Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree recipients.

Grad HatGraduate Programs Commencement – Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m.

LIVE VIDEO STREAM – Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree recipients.


Class of 2017 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 Association.

One-Stop Grad-Stop
  • Thursday, March 23, 2 – 4 p.m., Buenger Education Center
  • Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Buenger Education Center

One-Stop Grad-Shop (OSGS) Buenger Education Center (Meyer Hall, second floor)

Attending OSGS takes just 10 minutes. Students who are approved to graduate can purchase their attire at OSGS (cash, check or credit card). Graduation attire is $35-$100, 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 after 4p on Friday, March 10. Orders placed after April 23 will incur an additional $25 processing fee.

New Alumni Reception
  • Traditional Undergraduate Reception – Friday, May 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The Knoll
  • Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Reception – Saturday, May 6, 11:30 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 5, 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 5, 4 p.m., Buetow Music Center Auditorium

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.

Commencement Information


We will respond to you within 5 business days or within 48 hours after submission February through May 2017.