We recognize the importance that graduation holds for our students and their families. We are also aware of the enormous sense of pride that accompanies such a significant accomplishment.  The faculty and staff at Concordia University look forward to celebrating with you at the December commencement ceremony.

Tickets and duration

Tickets are required to attend commencement and each ceremony takes approximately two hours. Learn more about tickets here.


  • The doors to the Field House open 1.5 hours prior to the ceremony.
  • Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • A limited number of spaces are available for wheelchairs and guests who are unable to climb or sit in the bleachers. Please see the special seating accommodations web page for details.
  • Live video will be broadcast in classroom directly across from the Field House after the ceremony begins for families with small children. Take a break and let the children move around in our relaxed remote viewing area.
  • The ceremony will also be streamed live online.


We encourage families to make and confirm reservations well ahead of time. You’ll find numerous overnight accommodations available within a short distance of CUW’s campus, many of which offer a discount for guests of CUW.

Learn more about local accommodations here.