Concordia University, St. Paul2018 Commencement

2018 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 4, 7:30 p.m.

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

Grad HatAdult Undergraduate Ceremony – Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m.

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

Grad HatGraduate Programs – May 5, 2:00 p.m.

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

Baccalaureate Service

  • Friday, May 4, 4:00 p.m.

  • Buetow Auditorium

Baccalaureate 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.

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.

New Alumni Reception (location change)

Join us in Lot H, adjacent to Sea Foam Stadium (281 Hamline Ave.). Directional signage will be posted.

  • Friday, May 4, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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.

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