Concordia University, St. Paul2017 Commencement

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 family.

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

Attending OSGS takes just 10 minutes. Students who have applied to graduate can purchase their graduation attire at OSGS (cash, check or credit card), for $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 (form will be available Feb. 1, 2017). Orders placed after April 23 will incur an additional $25 processing fee.

New Alumni Reception
  • Traditional Reception – Friday, May 5, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The Knoll
  • Cohort & 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., 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.

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

Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Business Administration degree recipients.

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

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing recipients in the cohort/evening programs.

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

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

Commencement Information


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