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2015 Graduation

Congratulations on your recent achievement - you've made it! How excited and thrilled you must be to see how your hard work and dedication to your studies have paid off.

To celebrate this lifetime achievement with your family and friends, please attend the 2015 Commencement Ceremony and other events, if desired. You will find Commencement truly rewarding as you and your fellow classmates reflect on your time at Concordia University and celebrate a new tomorrow.

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degree recipients in the traditional/day programs

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10 a.m.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree recipients in the cohort/evening program

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 2 p.m.

All Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration and Ed.S degree recipients


Traditional Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center

Traditional Undergraduate (Day) Programs - Students receiving an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the College of Arts & Letters, College of Business, or College of Education & Science

  • Commencement Speaker - Rev. Tom Evans ('81)
  • Student Welcome Address - Ms. Larisa Arnold
  • Student Farewell Address - Mr. Dillon Lahaye
  • Aeterna Moliri Award - Mrs. Joan and Mr. Gerald Fiechtner (Acad. '55)
  • Golden Gavel Award - Mr. Brad Hewitt

Live Web Stream - Watch a live web stream of the Commencement Ceremony here

Undergraduate Cohort Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center

Adult Undergraduate (Evening) Cohort Programs - Students earning a BA degree in the College of Business or College of Education and Science

  • Commencement Speaker - Ms. Elizabeth Ries
  • Student Welcome Address - Ms. Jolene Patricelli
  • Student Farewell Address - Ms. Rachel Lawrence

Live Web Stream - Watch a live web stream of the Commencement Ceremony here

Graduate and Ed.S Programs Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center

Adult Graduate Programs - Students receiving a Master of Arts or Master of Business Administration degree.

  • Commencement Speaker - U.S. Representative Erik Paulsen
  • Student Welcome Address - Ms. Janina Wresh 
  • Student Farewell Address - Mr. Chris Hill

Live Web Stream - View a live web stream of the Commencement Ceremony here.

Baccalaureate Service

Date:Friday, May 8, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Graebner Memorial Chapel

The Baccalaureate service is a celebration of and thanksgiving to God for lives dedicated to learning, wisdom, and service. The 40-minute ceremony will include Biblical readings, a homily by President Ries, hymns for the assembly, anthems from Concordia’s Christus Chorus, and prayers and blessings for the graduates and their families. The Baptismal calling and vocation of the entire community will be recognized in a litany led by President Ries.

All students, faculty, staff and their family and friends are welcomed and encourage to attend this special service. Graduating students are encouraged to wear their academic attire as they sit with their family, celebrating their academic achievement.

General reservations are not required and admission is free. A light reception will immediately follow in the adjoining Cross of Christ Fellowship Center.






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