Commencement & Baccalaureate information for Spring 2018

  • Sunday, May 20, Baccalaureate (Chapel of the Holy Trinity) 11:00 am
  • Sunday, May 20, Commencement (Concordia Field House) 2:00 pm
  • Live Stream: Can't make it? Don't miss a thing, watch the ceremonies live, right here

All graduating students are welcome to participate in our Spring commencement ceremony as we do not offer a Winter commencement. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Georgia Kreiger.

Application to graduate

Undergraduate application | Graduate application

Academic regalia

Undergraduate & Graduate Students- All caps, gowns, hoods and tassels will be ordered directly through Jostens. To order online click here! The deadline for ordering your regalia online is March 21.

  • Undergraduate Students' regalia will be available for pick up in the Academic Office beginning April 30.
  • Graduate Students regalia will be directly mailed to you. When they arrive, remove them immediately to make sure everything is present and hang up your gown to undo any wrinkling.

Additional graduation products

  • Class rings
  • Diploma frames
  • Graduation Announcements

Click Here to Order

Commencement photography

Photography Information coming soon.

Live webcast

A live webcast will be available during the commencement ceremony for those that cannot attend in person. It will begin five minutes before the start of the event. Watch the live stream right here!

Baccalaureate / Commencement information

Baccalaureate - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity (approx. 1 hr.)

This service offers all students (Graduates & Undergraduates) the opportunity to end their college tenure in a worship setting. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Students, family, and friends are requested to RSVP by April 5 to “Reminder” emails have been sent to all “walking” graduates, indicating the RSVP deadline. You may also RSVP through the Academic Office (734-995-7513) by April 5. Graduates and faculty will wear academic regalia for this service.

Baccalaureate luncheon, 12:00 – 1:30 pm on Earhart Manor Patio

To accommodate those attending both Baccalaureate and Commencement, a luncheon will be provided at no cost to all attending the Baccalaureate service. Attending the luncheon? RSVP by April 5 to “Reminder” emails have been sent to all “walking” graduates, indicating the RSVP deadline. You may also RSVP through the Academic Office (734-995-7513) by April 5.

Commencement- Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 2pm in the Field House

This ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of both undergraduate and graduate students. There are no tickets, so invite your guests to arrive early for the best seats.


Call Photography will once again take photos of each student and other ceremony highlights. If family and friends also wish to take photographs, you may use the left, right, and center aisles behind the ushers & marshals.

Click here for the CALL Photography online check-in form. Bonus: Graduates who complete the online form will receive a 10% discount.


Undergraduate and graduate students will assemble between the Kreft building and Science building prior to the processional. Academic garb will be worn for the ceremony. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your name/photography card in the Kreft building. Remember to leave any valuables in your vehicle or with a family member.

Inclement weather

In the case of inclement weather check your CUAA email after 1:00 pm for any final notices and instructions. If the weather will not allow a processional from the center of campus, students will assemble in the south end of the Field House (men’s locker room). Campus signage and ushers will be available to help direct you.

Special needs seating

Please request any special needs seating through the Academic Office (734-995-7513) by May 1st. A separate section will be designated for special needs seating. Two guests are allowed to sit next to each special needs attendee.

Baccalaureate and Commencement protocol

  • Students and faculty will wear academic attire for both baccalaureate and commencement.
  • NO air horns or other loud noisemakers will be permitted in the Chapel or Field House.
  • Parents & friends may come to the left, right and center aisles to take pictures. However, you must remain behind the ushers and marshals.
  • Graduates will receive only the diploma cover; your official diploma will be mailed at a later date.
    • Professional photographs will be taken of each graduate immediately after receiving their diplomas. Contact Call Photography (1-800-997-4980) if you do not receive your proof. If you do not wish to order, ignore the offer.

Further Assistance

For information about your graduation status/requirements, call the Registrar at 734-995-7413.
For information about baccalaureate or commencement, call the Academic Office at 734-995-7513.