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Concordia St. Paul Commencement


2023 Spring Semester Commencement

Concordia St. Paul is planning three in-person Spring Commencement Ceremonies that will take place in the Gangelhoff Center. 

Friday, May 5 at 7:30 PM – Students in Traditional, On-Campus Degree Programs

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

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


We look forward to helping you celebrate your academic achievements!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All students completing degree requirements are required to complete the application for program completion by March 3 This form and additional information can be found on the Registrar’s Program Completion & Commencement webpage.

    Once a student completes this online form, students are placed on the commencement eligibility list and will receive the official RSVP to attend the commencement ceremony.  

  • The RSVP form will be sent via CSP email to all eligible students (those who completed the application for program completion) in late February. This form must be submitted by March 10.

  • Students completing degree requirements this summer are able to participate in the spring or fall ceremony.  Please talk with your Academic Advisor if you have questions.

  • Students who participate in the ceremony are required to secure their attire through CSP’s approved vendor.  The price will be approximately $60-$140 depending on the earned degree. Information to secure your attire will be sent to your CSP email the week of March 21.


  • Each student will receive at least 8 guest tickets. This number may increase after the university reviews RSVP submissions. Information to secure the tickets will be sent the week of March 21. 

  • 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.