Info For Family & Guests

Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

Commencement begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, December 17th in the R. John Buuck Field House (located in the northwest corner of the campus) and typically lasts about 1½ hours. The Field House opens at 12:00pm. Arrive early for a good seat. It is first-come, first-served general seating. Tickets are required.

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Tickets are required for guests. Each graduate is allowed a total of 6 tickets, which are free. The graduate does not need a ticket for him/herself. Tickets will not be distributed until Countdown to Commencement on October 26th. Graduates can pick up their tickets at Countdown to Commencement on October 26th in the Lakeshore Room (Mequon campus). Afterwards, students may pick up their tickets from the Registrar’s Office (LU 109) on the Mequon campus. We can also mail tickets to graduates; please email (you must include: name, student ID and address). Individuals without tickets will not be admitted to commencement.


For guests who are unable to attend Commencement, a livestream of the ceremony will be available for online viewing here.


Guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited so guests should arrive early for a good seat! The Field House opens at 12pm on Saturday for commencement.

Please Note: A cry room will be available in the Friends of Concordia Room in the northwest corner of the Field House complex.


  • NO air horns or other loud noisemakers.
  • You may not take pictures from the center aisle! Please come to the left or right side of stage, behind the roped area.


A brunch is served for a modest fee in our cafeteria in between baccalaureate and commencement. Students are welcome to use meal swipes for brunch the day of graduation.


Grad Flowers will be selling flowers in the Field House lobby prior to the start of the ceremony. You may give the flowers to your graduate AFTER the ceremony.

Professional Photos

Empire Photography will be taking photos of each graduate immediately after receiving their diploma (while on stage). Student should receive samples via email within 1-2 weeks of the ceremony. You may contact Empire Photography (608-257-2941) for more information.

DVD of Graduation

You may order the $10 Commencement DVD, 2-3 weeks after graduation, by either:

If you have any questions about the DVD, please call 262-243-4370.

Directions, Hotels & Restaurants

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Hotels & Restaurants

Need Help?

For more information, call Prof. Elizabeth Polzin at 262-243-4210.

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