Concordia University, St. Paul2019 Commencement

2019 Commencement Ceremonies

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

Grad HatUndergraduate Programs – Friday, May 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Commencement Address– Mr. Darrel Thompson
  • Student Address– Ms. Eden Garman


Grad HatAdult Undergraduate Ceremony – Saturday, May 11 | 10:00 a.m.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science

  • Commencement Address– Mr. Timothy Hetzner
  • Student Address– Ms. Holly Stange


Grad HatGraduate Programs – Saturday, May 11 | 2:00 p.m.

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Educational Specialist, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Commencement Address– Chief Medaria Arradondo
  • Student Address–  Ms. Melinda Estey


Baccalaureate Service

  • Friday, May 10 | 4:00 p.m.

  • Buetow Auditorium

The Baccalaureate service is a celebration of, and thanksgiving to God, for lives dedicated to learning, wisdom, and service. All students, faculty, staff and their family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend this special 40-minute service where the Baptismal calling and vocation of the entire community will be recognized.  Additionally, graduates who are members of a legacy family will receive special recognition during the ceremony. We encourage legacy graduates to invite all members of their legacy to join them at the service.

Graduating students are encouraged to wear their academic attire as they sit with their family. Reservations are not required.

New Alumni Reception

The Alumni Association welcomes graduates and their commencement guests to our New Alumni Receptions. You’ll have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, connect with classmates and learn how the Alumni Association benefits you.

  • Friday, May 10 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

These receptions take place on the Knoll, across the street from the Gangelhoff Center next to the Arndt Science Building. Follow the signs and join us as we celebrate your accomplishments.


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Students at Commencement