Concordia Experience

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Graduate Students

Thursday, November 5

Doctoral Apparel Deadline 

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must order academic apparel. Click here for order information. 

    Thursday, November 5

    Master's Apparel Deadline

    In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must order academic apparel. Click here for order information. 

    Friday, November 13

    Graduation Fee

    As noted in the Concordia University Graduate Catalog, a graduation fee of $130 is assessed to all students who are to receive a degree regardless of participation in the commencement ceremony. The fee has been posted to your student tuition account. Note: This fee is not your cap/gown charge.

    Friday, November 27 - 3:30 p.m.

    Account Balances 

    All outstanding debt assessed on your tuition account with the University must be paid in full on or before this date. Students with outstanding balances will not be eligible to pick-up tickets or participate in the graduation ceremony.

    Payments may also be made online via a secure website: (Enter "Method of Payment" in search site box)

    Friday, December 11 - 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Ticket Pick-Up

    Tickets should be picked up before rehearsal at the Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium. If you are unable to pick up your tickets in person, a friend may do so with your written permission. There will be limited late ticket pick-up in Addison Hall 158 between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. on Saturday.

    Friday, December 11 - 6:45 p.m.

    Grad Rehearsal

    A mandatory commencement rehearsal will be held in the Geiseman Gymnasium.  Marching Guides will be provided at rehearsal during check-in regarding marching protocol and seating assignments.

    Graduate Alumni Graduation Celebration

    Location: Oak Park/River Forest Room - KCC -  7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 
    Plan to join classmates for a special gathering in your honor as the newest graduates of CUC. 

    Saturday, December 12 - 3 p.m.  (Lineup at 2:15 p.m.)

    Commencement Ceremony

    All participants are asked to arrive at 2:15 p.m. to begin lining up in the first floor of the Krentz Center.