December 2017 Commencement Ceremony

It is with great excitement that we announce the university’s decision to hold a December 2017 Commencement Ceremony that will take place in the 406- seat Buetow Music Center Auditorium.

As an institution that places students first, it is important that we respond to the ever- changing needs of our growing student population.  Fall 2016 survey results indicate our need to provide more opportunities for our students to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

At this time, we are currently determining how the ticketed ceremonies will be broken down on Saturday Dec. 16, 2017. The Registrar’s Office will send further communications to eligible students throughout the summer. If you have been approved to graduate in Fall 2017, you will receive an emailed invitation to the ceremony in mid-October with your RSVP requested by October 31, 2017.

Please frequent this website for updates. We appreciate your patience as we finalize the details. A non-ticketed ceremony will take place on May 4th and 5th, 2018.

May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Traditional Undergraduate Ceremony
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center
Students receiving an Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Adult Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center
Students earning a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science degree.

Graduate, Educational Specialist and Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs Commencement Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gangelhoff Center
Students receiving a Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Educational Specialist or Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

 2017 Commencement Ceremony Video Footage
If you were unable to attend, or did, and would like to view the ceremony, please click on the link below. The password is: csp.

Baccalaureate Service
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Buetow Music Center Auditorium

The Baccalaureate service is a celebration of and thanksgiving to God for lives dedicated to learning, wisdom, and service. The 40-minute ceremony will include Biblical readings, a homily by President Ries, hymns for the assembly, anthems from Concordia’s Christus Chorus, and prayers and blessings for the graduates and their families. The Baptismal calling and vocation of the entire community will be recognized in a litany led by President Ries

All students, faculty, staff and their family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend this special service. Graduating students are encouraged to wear their academic attire as they sit with their family, celebrating their academic achievement.

General reservations are not required and admission is free.

Alumni Reception

  • Traditional Undergraduate Reception – Friday, May 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m., The Knoll
  • Adult Undergraduate & Graduate Reception – Saturday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Knoll

The Alumni Association welcomes graduating students and their immediate family to mix and mingle, learn about opportunities to stay connected with CSP, and enjoy refreshments. New alumni who attend will receive a gift and have the chance to update their information.

This site was last updated 6/26/17.