Concordia Experience


Undergraduate Students

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Apparel Order Deadline

All apparel must be ordered by Sunday, October 20, 2019. If you order after the deadline, there will be a late fee of $20 added to your order. If you have questions regarding late orders, please contact Office of the Dean of Students at The cap and gown cost is $39.99 plus tax.

*If you do not order apparel, it is our understanding that you do not plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

*If you already placed your order during the Grad Finale event you do not need to place another order online.

*Payment for cap and gown is required at the time of pick up, not at the time the order is placed.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Outstanding Account Balances Due

All outstanding debt assessed on your tuition account must be paid in full to Business Services no later than November 29, 2019 otherwise you will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Submit your payment to Business Services no later than  November 29, 2019.

Graduation Fee Due

As noted in the Concordia University Chicago Undergraduate Catalog, a graduation fee of $146 is assessed to all students who are to receive a degree regardless of participation in the ceremony. This fee will be posted to your student tuition account and is due no later than Friday, November 29, 2019.This fee does not include your cap and gown. Please submit your payment to Business Services (Addison 156A).

Coursework Audit

Please note that participation in Commencement does not guarantee receipt of your degree. At the close of your final semester, and in the weeks following commencement, the Registrar conducts an audit on all coursework completed to determine if all degree requirements have been met. Degrees and diplomas are then issued upon the successful completion of this audit.

Monday, December 9, 2019 - Friday, December 13, 2019

Apparel Pick Up
Regular Business Hours - Barnes & Noble Bookstore, KCC

Team members will distribute graduation apparel, marching guides and other important items. If unable to pick up regalia in person, a friend may do so with written permission via email at Your student account must be in good standing to obtain apparel. The apparel costs $39.99 plus tax.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Pick Up & Rehearsal, 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Tickets should be picked up before rehearsal at the Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium. Please note ticket pick up will be suspended during rehearsal time.  

Mandatory Commencement Rehearsal, 4:30 p.m., Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium - North

Your attendance should be given top priority at this mandatory session where special instructions and information will be distributed.

Retakes for Composite Pictures, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Students who missed the Grad Finale event can take their composite picture on Friday, December 13, 2019  from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in the South Gym                  

Undergraduate Alumni Graduation Celebration, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Oak Park/River Forest Room, KCC 

Plan to join friends, faculty and family for a special gathering in your honor as the newest degree alumni of CUC. An invitation will follow from the Office of Alumni Relations will be mailed shortly to the diploma address on your intent to graduate form.

Baccalaureate Worship, The Service of Praise and Consecration, 7:30 p.m., Chapel of Our Lord

Special worship service giving thanks for the vocation of all graduates and in recognition of professional church work candidates. Watch the service live here

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Commencement Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. lineup)

All participants are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to begin lining up in the first floor of the Krentz Center.