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Concordia St. Paul Commencement


2023 Spring Semester Commencement Ceremonies

All 2023 spring semester commencement ceremonies have concluded. Watch replays of any of the three ceremonies below.

Watch – Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Students in Traditional, On-Campus Degree Programs

Watch – Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. – CSP Global & Doctoral Students in the College of Education and Humanities, College of Human Services and Behavioral Sciences

Watch – Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. –  CSP Global & Doctoral Students in the College of Business & Technology, College of Health and Science, College of Kinesiology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We know you are excited to see memories captured at your celebration. The vendor is in their busy season and are doing their best to process and email proofs to students before June 1.  Please visit this link to pre-register your information and continue to check that link for updates. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    • Students who require attire for picture opportunities only should email [email protected] for additional information.
    • Students planning to participate in the Dec. 2023 ceremony are strongly encouraged to secure their attire next fall when the vendor re-opens their order form.


  • 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 review 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.

  • The December ceremony will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16th.  The time will be determined in 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.