Prepare for Your Graduation!

Prospective Graduate & Undergraduate graduates, whether you plan to attend the ceremony or not, please review the steps below to properly prepare for graduation.

Step 1: Review your graduation status and complete the Graduation Application by October 18, 2019.

Graduate students should communicate with their program director for the status of their degree. Undergraduate students should visit the Registrar’s Office to request an official Degree Evaluation. All students planning to graduate must complete the Graduation Application.

Step 2: Pay graduation fee

All graduates pay a $65 graduation fee, whether you plan to walk in the commencement ceremony or not. Your account will be billed following the completion of your Graduation Application.

Step 3: Order your cap and gown

All caps, gowns, and tassels will be ordered through Jostens. The deadline to order your cap and gown for December commencement is yet to be announced.

You may select to have your cap and gown shipped to home or to the Concordia University Bookstore on the Mequon Campus. You will be able to pick up your cap and gown from the Bookstore beginning December 2 through graduation day (the Bookstore is open 11:00am-4:00pm on December 14). For Bookstore hours, please visit the University Bookstore website. Students who have their cap and gown shipped to the Bookstore can expect to pay for their cap and gown at the time of pick up. When you receive your cap and gown, remove all items immediately to make sure everything is present, and hang up your gown to undo any wrinkling.

If you possess a cap and/or gown and need to only order a single item (i.e. tassel), please visit or contact the Concordia University Bookstore directly to place an order.

Step 4: Attend a Caps and Cake Celebration

Join us for a Caps and Cake event, designed to celebrate YOU and applaud your accomplishments. During Caps and Cake events, you will have the opportunity get a formal graduation photo taken, order jewelry, etc. to commemorate your accomplishments, and celebrate with your peers.

Step 5: Request accessibility for your guests (if necessary)

Accessible guest seating is available for guests, as well as students. Please make reservations for your guest(s) in advance.

Step 6: Student Speaker Application

Consider applying to be the student speaker at your commencement ceremony.

Step 7: Review commencement ceremony information

Learn about where to be and when in preparation for your graduation ceremony!