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  • Baccalaureate Ceremony: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 4:00pm (EST)
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 1:00pm, and 4:00pm (EST)

May 2021 commencement weekend


Saturday, May 8, 4:00 pm, Chapel of the Holy Trinity

This service offers graduates the opportunity to celebrate their graduation in a worship setting. Graduates wear their regalia to this event.

Commencement Ceremonies

Sunday, May 9, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Field House

These ceremonies recognize the accomplishments of both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduates will register for their choice of one of the two ceremonies. Graduate students will attend the 4:00 pm ceremony. Each graduate will be able to invite two guests to be present in the Field House for the ceremonies. Other family and friends will be able to livestream the ceremonies.

See below for registration information for this event.

Commencement registration

Graduates wishing to participate in Commencement must register themselves and their guests for the ceremony.

  • Graduate students must register for the 4:00 pm ceremony. Registration opens for graduate students on Monday, April 5.
  • Undergraduates may register for either the 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm ceremony. Registration opens for undergraduates on Tuesday, April 6. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • A direct link for registration will be sent to all graduates by email on the above dates.
  • Graduates must order one ticket for themselves and up to two tickets for guests. Guests will not be permitted to order their own tickets.
  • Graduates must use their CUAA student email account when ordering tickets.
  • All tickets are non-transferable. Each ticket will include the name of the graduate or guest and must be used by that person only.
  • Graduates and their guests must show their tickets to be admitted to the ceremony. Tickets may be printed or the ticket barcode may be presented from a phone. All tickets will be scanned.
  • Children attending the ceremony as guests must have a ticket and must occupy a seat. Children may not share a seat.
  • If graduates or guests decide not to use their ticket, please inform us at so that the tickets may be given to others wishing to attend.
  • If graduates or guests require accessible seating, please contact the President’s Office, 734.995.7331, to make those arrangements.
  • Family members and friends who are not able to attend the ceremony in the Field House will be able to view a livestream of the event.

COVID-conscious protocol for commencement

The following COVID-Conscious Protocol will be enforced during the Commencement ceremonies.

  • All graduates, guests, faculty, and staff are required to wear a mask while on campus. Those without a mask will not be permitted to enter the Field House. Disposable masks will be available for those who may need them.
  • Guests will be permitted to enter the Field House 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Guests arriving earlier will be required to wait outside of the Field House to allow time for sanitation between ceremonies.
  • All participants are required to maintain a 6-foot social distance from others not in their immediate family. Seating will be arranged so that that two guests of the same family will be able to sit next to one another, while maintaining 6-foot distance from other families.
  • No eating and/or drinking will be permitted in the Field House. Vending machines will not be accessible during commencement.
  • Guests will be ushered to their seats and dismissed in a manner that maintains social distance.

Graduate Tribute

Each year, the Strategic Communications team features a graduating student from each of Concordia’s four academic schools. Read this year’s highlights.

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