Celebrating Our Graduates

The entire Concordia University Chicago community celebrates our students’ academic achievements. We honor the culmination of each individual’s experience as you continue to grow as an individual and child of God.

Class of 2020 & Spring Class of 2021
Please see celebration details below to honor the Class of 2020 and Spring Class of 2021 with an “in person” ceremony. See details below to prepare to walk the Commencement stage.

Summer & Fall Class of 2021
Concordia-Chicago is planning to host Commencement exercises for students completing studies this August and December in person on our River Forest campus. Festivities will take place on Friday & Saturday, December 17-18. Additional information will be released after the fall “Intent to Graduate” deadline on October 1.

Please note degree completion is a separate process from the commencement ceremony. Graduates receive diplomas once a comprehensive degree audit is completed.


Celebrating the Class of 2020 and Spring Class of 2021

Concordia University Chicago invites the Class of 2020 and Spring Class of 2021 to take your official walk across the commencement stage. This commencement weekend is dedicated to alumni who were previously unable to celebrate in person.

In Person Commencement Weekend

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Graduate Ceremonies
Geiseman Gymnasium, Building 11
1 p.m. – Class of 2020
4 p.m. – Spring Class of 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021
10 a.m. – Commencement Worship Service
Chapel of Our Lord, Building 5

Undergraduate Ceremony
Geiseman Gymnasium, Building 11
2 p.m. – Class of 2020 & Spring Class of 2021

All services will be streamed online at CUChicago.edu/Live

September 2021 Commencement Program (PDF)

Spring 2020 Candidate Names (PDF)

Fall 2020 Candidate Names (PDF)

Spring 2021 Candidate Names (PDF)

Please Watch Information Video Above for Important Commencement Weekend Details. Graduates can find additional helpful hints for a positive experience on the General Information Page.

Current University COVID-19 Protocols include Mandatory Face Masks Indoors for All Guests. Our plan reflects what we know today while discerning ever-changing needs. Up-to-date information is always available online.

Registration for the In Person Commencement Weekend & Academic Apparel Orders has closed. Please contact the Commencement team at 888-258-6773 or Commencement@CUChicago.edu with questions.