Commencement begins at 6:00pm on Friday, May 12th 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 4:30pm. Arrive early for a good seat. It is first-come, first-served general seating. Tickets are required.
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.
Tickets are required for guests. Information regarding the number of tickets a graduate can request is forthcoming. Please check this site regularly for updates.
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 4:30 on Friday for graduate commencement and at 12pm on Saturday for undergraduate 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 on Saturday, May 13th in between baccalaureate and undergraduate 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.
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:
- Stopping by the CUW Audio Visual Department (LU008)
- Printing and mailing in the Graduation DVD Request Form
If you have any questions about the DVD, please call 262-243-4370.
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