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Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Concordia University, St. Paul is excited to announce that we are preparing for an in-person Commencement Ceremony on April 30th and May 1st, 2021.  The ceremony will be adapted to ensure Covid-19 regulations are met.  Plans are being made to ensure we provide a safe and meaningful celebration.  

CSP is excited to announce that each student will be provided 2 guest tickets.  Family and friends who are not able to celebrate with you in person can watch the live streamed commencement ceremony.  A recording will be made available for those individuals who are not able to view the live stream.

Students who have or who will be completing degree requirements in the current or upcoming semester or have indicated you would like to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony should pay special attention to the below information.    

  1. If you haven’t already, complete an Application for Program Completion, even if you are not planning to participate in a commencement ceremony!  Please submit this online form by March 11 so we can ensure your record is up to date and ready for final review at the end of the semester.      
  2. Keep an eye on your CSP email for the official RSVP to participate in the Spring ceremony and continue to check back here for updates that will be sent the week of March 15.

Please note that completing step 1 will not guarantee you a spot in the ceremony, like the RSVP, but will aid us to plan accordingly.  

We look forward to providing a safe and meaningful celebration for our graduates and their families. 

Last updated 3/4/2021

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students will receive an email the week of March 15th requesting they submit and RSVP reflecting their intentions to participate in the upcoming spring commencement ceremony.

  • Students will receive an email the week of April 5 indicating the date and time of their commencement ceremony.

  • Further information about securing up to 2 guest tickets and attendance requirements will be emailed to students the week of April 12.

  • YES. We invite any 2020 grad to participate in the Spring 2021 ceremonies.  If you are interested in attending, please email

  • Students completing this spring will receive communication in mid-March with instructions on placing their attire order.

  • YES. The Registrar’s Office will begin reviewing student records for degree awarding after final grades are posted to the student record (one week after the end of the term).  This process can take 1-2 weeks, and perhaps longer due to COVID-19 restrictions.

    The university prints diplomas monthly and sends a congratulatory email once that process is completed.  An official transcript can be used as proof of degree.  We highly encourage you to check your unofficial transcript prior to requesting the official.

    Diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on your student record, which may be delayed due to COVID-19.  If you would like to request a diploma cover, email

  • If you have already filed an application, you will not be required to complete a new one. If you haven’t completed an application, visit the Registrar’s Program Completion page for additional information and the direct link.

  • Only undergraduate degree-completing students are eligible to earn honors. Graduate students are not eligible as they must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in their program.

    Undergraduate students who complete 60 or more credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn Latin honors:

    • 3.6 – 3.74 Cum Laude
    • 3.75 – 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
    • 3.9 – 4.0 Summa Cum Laude

    Undergraduate students who complete 59 or fewer credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn honors:

    • 3.75 – 3.89 with Distinction
    • 3.9 – 4.0 with High Distinction

    Honors listed in the commencement program will be estimated if your degree is not yet awarded and may change based on your final grades and cumulative GPA when your degree is awarded. The honors earned, if any, at the time your degree is awarded will be printed on your transcript and diploma. If your degree is awarded after the commencement ceremony and your estimated honors changed, you may request to exchange your medallion or pin by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 651-641-8233 or

  • If you have additional questions after reviewing the above FAQ’s, please email or call the Commencement Team and allow for 3-5 business days for a response.

    • Email:
    • Phone: 651-641-8352

Commencement 2020 Information below

    • 00:00 – Opening
    • 00:47 – Concordia University Welcome
    • 01:34 – Invocation
    • 02:14 – CSP Recognizes
    • 03:30 – Undergraduate Student Welcome Address
    • 10:09 – Recognition of Academic Honors
    • 12:01 – College of Business & Technology
    • 19:47 – College of Education
    • 26:20 – College of Health & Science
    • 34:14 – College of Human Services & Behavioral Science
    • 37:02 – College of Humanities & Social Sciences
    • 39:37 – Graduate Student Farewell Address
    • 47:56 – Alumni Welcome
    • 49:56 – Closing Prayer
    • 51:33 – Choir Performance
    • 53:47 – Farewell​

Degrees and Majors by College

    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Accounting, Business, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Management & Leadership
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Math
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Human Resource Management, Strategic Communication Management
    • MASTER OF SCIENCE: Information Technology in Management
    • MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Business Administration
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Child Development, Child Learning and Development, Elementary Education, Individually Designed, Music Education,
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Education, Special Education
    • EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST: School Administration
    • DOCTOR OF EDUCATION: Educational Leadership
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Biology, Community Health Science, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Individually Designed, Public Health, Sport Management
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Biology, Exercise Science, Orthotics & Prosthetics
    • MASTER OF SCIENCE: Exercise Science
    • DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY: Physical Therapy
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Criminal Justice, Family Science, Psychology
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Criminal Justice Leadership, Family Science, Human Services
    • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS: General Studies
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Art Studio, Communication Studies, Community Arts, English Creative Writing Emphasis, Music, Public Relations, Theology
    • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS: Graphic Design
    • MASTER OF FINE ARTS: Creative Writing