Concordia Experience


Undergraduate Students

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Apparel Order Deadline

All apparel must be ordered by Sunday, March 17, 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 $49.99 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.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Outstanding Account Balances Due

All outstanding debt assessed on your tuition account must be paid in full to Business Services no later than April 12, 2019 otherwise you will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Submit your payment to Business Services no later than  April 12, 2019.

Graduation Fee Due

As noted in the Concordia University Chicago Undergraduate Catalog, a graduation fee of $143 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, April 12, 2019.  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, May 6, 2019 - Friday, May 10, 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 $49.99 plus tax.

Friday, May 10, 2019

First Generation Congratulatory Ceremony, 1:00 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. 

Undergraduate Check-In, Ticket 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, May 10, 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, May 11, 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.