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The university is hosting three in-person Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremonies the weekend of May 6-7 in the Gangelhoff Arena. The ceremony breakdown is:

Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm: Students earning an undergraduate level degree in the Traditional, On-Campus Degree Programs

Saturday, May 7, 10 am: Students earning online undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences and College of Human Services & Behavioral Sciences

Saturday, May 7, 2 pm: Students earning online undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Business & Technology and College of Health & Science

In order to accommodate numerous students while considering the current COVID-19 safety regulations, graduates may invite up to ten guests to the celebration. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our vendor has experienced processing delays. Attire was mailed out to students with an estimated arrival between May 4 or 5th. If your attire does not arrive, we will have extra gowns available for students at Commencement. Students will be able to secure attire after they check in for the ceremony. 

  • Each student will receive 10 guest tickets maximum. Graduates who successfully submitted their form were sent a PDF of their electronic tickets to their student email. Please make sure to check you junk folder as it could be marked as spam. If it is not there, reach out to [email protected]. The ceremony will be live streamed for friends and family who are not able to celebrate in person. 

  • Graduates received an email the week of March 28th indicating their ceremony time. 

  • Only undergraduate degree-completing students are eligible to earn honors. Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Honors.

    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 [email protected]

  • 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 2-3 weeks.

    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.

  • Concordia University will hold the Fall Ceremony on Sat. December 17th in the Gangelhoff Center. The ceremony times will be determined in early fall.

  • 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.

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 TEACHING: Teaching
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Education, Special Education
    • EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST: School Administration
    • DOCTOR OF EDUCATION: Educational Leadership
    • ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • 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
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NURSING: Nursing
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Sport Management
    • 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