Concordia Experience


Undergraduate Students

Thursday, March 16

Apparel Order Deadline

All apparel must be ordered by Thursday, March 16. 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

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

Friday, April 7

Outstanding Account Balances Due

All outstanding debt assessed on your tuition account must be paid in full by the day of graduation rehearsal otherwise you will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. Submit your payment to Business Services no later than Friday, April 7.

Graduation Fee Due

As noted in the Concordia University Chicago Undergraduate Catalog, a graduation fee of $135 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 7.  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 1 - Friday, May 5

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

Team members will distribute graduation apparel, marching guides, Pillars of Promise Spirit Tassels 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.

Friday, May 5

Undergraduate Check-In & Ticket Pick Up, 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Tickets should be picked up before rehearsal at the Geiseman Memorial Gymnasium. 

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.

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

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 6

Commencement Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. (9:15 a.m. lineup)

All participants are asked to arrive at 9:15 a.m. to begin lining up in the first floor of the Krentz Center.