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Concordia St. Paul is currently planning three in person Spring Commencement Ceremonies that will take place in the Gangelhoff Center. 

Friday, May 6: Traditional, On-Campus Degree Programs

Saturday, May 7: Blended, Online Cohort, Graduate & Doctoral Degree Programs

Times and Ceremony breakdowns will be announced in mid-to-late March. 

Continue to visit this page for Commencement updates.  We look forward to helping you celebrate your academic achievements!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All students completing degree requirements are required to complete the application for program completion by February 22.  This form and additional information can be found on the Registrar’s Program Completion & Commencement webpage.

    Once a student completes this online form, students are placed on the commencement eligibility list and will receive the official RSVP to attend the commencement ceremony.  

  • The RSVP form will be sent via CSP email to all eligible students (those who completed the application for program completion) in early March.  This form must be submitted by March 16.

  • Students who plan to participate in the upcoming May ceremony will receive ordering instructions in late March to early April. If you are not planning to attend a future ceremony, you will also have an opportunity to secure your keepsake items.

  • Each student will receive at least 8 guest tickets. This number may increase after the university reviews RSVP submissions, COVID protocol and venue capacity in mid March.

    Graduates will receive an email the first week of April that will include the final number of guest tickets that can be secured and instructions on how to claim them.

    The ceremony will be live streamed for friends and family who are not able to celebrate in person. 

  • Graduates will learn their ceremony time the week of April 4th. 

  • Only undergraduate degree-completing students are eligible to earn honors. Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Honors.

    Undergraduate students who complete 60 or more credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn Latin honors:

    • 3.6 – 3.74 Cum Laude
    • 3.75 – 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
    • 3.9 – 4.0 Summa Cum Laude

    Undergraduate students who complete 59 or fewer credits at CSP and meet the following GPA requirements will earn honors:

    • 3.75 – 3.89 with Distinction
    • 3.9 – 4.0 with High Distinction

    Honors listed in the commencement program will be estimated if your degree is not yet awarded and may change based on your final grades and cumulative GPA when your degree is awarded. The honors earned, if any, at the time your degree is awarded will be printed on your transcript and diploma. If your degree is awarded after the commencement ceremony and your estimated honors changed, you may request to exchange your medallion or pin by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 651-641-8233 or registrar@csp.edu.

  • YES. The Registrar’s Office will begin reviewing student records for degree awarding after final grades are posted to the student record (one week after the end of the term).  This process can take 2-3 weeks.

    The university prints diplomas monthly and sends a congratulatory email once that process is completed.  An official transcript can be used as proof of degree.  We highly encourage you to check your unofficial transcript prior to requesting the official.

    Diplomas will be mailed to the permanent address on your student record.

  • Concordia University will hold the Fall Ceremony on Sat. December 17th in the Gangelhoff Center. The ceremony times will be determined in early fall.

  • If you have additional questions after reviewing the above FAQ’s, please email or call the Commencement Team and allow for 3-5 business days for a response.

    • Email: commencement@csp.edu
    • Phone: 651-641-8352

Degrees and Majors by College

    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Accounting, Business, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Organizational Management & Leadership
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Accounting, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Math
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Human Resource Management, Strategic Communication Management
    • MASTER OF SCIENCE: Information Technology in Management
    • MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: Business Administration
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Child Development, Child Learning and Development, Elementary Education, Individually Designed, Music Education,
    • MASTER OF ARTS TEACHING: Teaching
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Education, Special Education
    • EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST: School Administration
    • DOCTOR OF EDUCATION: Educational Leadership
    • ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Biology, Community Health Science, Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Individually Designed, Public Health, Sport Management
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: Biology, Exercise Science, Orthotics & Prosthetics
    • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE NURSING: Nursing
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Sport Management
    • MASTER OF SCIENCE: Exercise Science
    • DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY: Physical Therapy
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Criminal Justice, Family Science, Psychology
    • MASTER OF ARTS: Criminal Justice Leadership, Family Science, Human Services
    • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS: General Studies
    • BACHELOR OF ARTS: Art Studio, Communication Studies, Community Arts, English Creative Writing Emphasis, Music, Public Relations, Theology
    • BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS: Graphic Design
    • MASTER OF FINE ARTS: Creative Writing