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Commencement 2020 News

Virtual Commencement Celebration

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Concordia University, St. Paul will host a virtual commencement celebration on May 1 for all undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees during the 2019/2020 Academic Year.

The virtual commencement celebration is an opportunity to publicly honor and recognize the accomplishments of the class of 2020 with family, friends and classmates.

This recording will be posted and continually made available on CSP’s YouTube channel beginning Friday evening, May 1. We hope you find this video adds a special element as you celebrate this milestone!

In Person 2020 Commencement Ceremony

DATE: December 12, 2020
TIME: Determined this fall
LOCATION: Gangelhoff Center Arena

Frequently Asked Questions

  • YES. CSP’s Virtual ceremony doesn’t prohibit your eligibility to participate in any future in person ceremony. The next opportunity for you to participate in a commencement ceremony is Saturday, December 12, 2020.  Concordia is also hosting a commencement ceremony on April 30 and May 1, 2021. The fall and spring ceremonies will take place at the Gangelhoff Center and are not ticketed. Final details for the December ceremony, including times, have not been determined and will be based on the number of participants.

  • Students who have completed and been approved to participate this May will be proactively moved to the December 12 ceremony.  Communication for the December Commencement Ceremony is expected to be sent in early October.

  • The December 2020 and May 2021 ceremonies will be held in the Gangelhoff Center and will not be ticketed.

  • Students who completed degree requirements in the Spring Semester can order attire by following the links below.  Students planning to complete degree requirements in the Summer or Fall Semesters will be notified via CSP email when they are able to order attire.

    Undergraduate, Graduate and Educational Specialist Degree Order Form

    Doctoral Degree Order Form


  • If you have already filed an application, you will not be required to complete a new one.  If you elected to participate in the May Ceremony within your application, you will be proactively added to the December ceremony.  All students completing final degree requirements will still be required to complete an application if they have not already done so.

  • YES. The Registrar’s Office will begin reviewing student records for degree awarding after final grades are posted to the student record.  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.