Concordia Experience

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Graduate Students

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Doctoral Apparel Deadline 

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must order academic apparel. Your apparel package will be delivered to the address you provide on your online order. If you order apparel after the deadline of November 1st availability is not guaranteed and a late fee will be assessed, as well as piece pricing with no package discount. If you do not order apparel, we assume you will not participate in the ceremony. Contact your advisor if you have questions. Click here for order information. 

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Master's Apparel Deadline

    In order to participate in the commencement ceremony, you must order academic apparel. Your apparel package will be delivered to the address you provide on your online order. If you order apparel after the deadline of November 1st availability is not guaranteed and a late fee will be assessed, as well as piece pricing with no package discount. If you do not order apparel, we assume you will not participate in the ceremony. Contact your advisor if you have questions Click here for order information. 

    Friday, April 12, 2019

    Graduation Fee

    As noted in the Concordia University Graduate Catalog, a graduation fee of $143 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, April 19, 2019 - 3:30 pm

    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:
    CUChicago.edu. (Enter "Method of Payment" in search site box)

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    First Generation Congratulatory Ceremony - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Bergmann Theater

    A private ceremony for first generation and/or student of color from the Class of 2019. This event is only for undergraduate, graduate and ADP students and is not open to the public or additional guests.

    Ticket Pick-Up - 5:45 pm to 6:30 pm

    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, May 11, 2019.

    Grad Rehearsal - 6:45 pm

    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 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Koehneke Community Center - Oak Park/River Forest Room
    Plan to join classmates for a special gathering in your honor as the newest graduates of CUC.

    Baccalaureate Service - 7:30 pm

    Chapel of Our Lord
    All graduate students and their families are welcome to attend a festival worship services after the graduation rehearsal.

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 3 pm  (Lineup at 2:15 pm)

    Commencement Ceremony

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