CUAA May 2021 commencement plan

Concordia University is pleased to announce May 2021 commencement plans. Given the progress of COVID-19 vaccinations across the United States and lower infection rates, we will be offering limited face-to-face graduation ceremonies this May on both the CUW and CUAA campuses with specific safety guidelines in accordance with state and local restrictions. Because COVID-19 restrictions can change prior to May, we realize that there is a possibility our current plans may have to change. We will continue to update you in the event such happens. At this time, we are eager to see you cross the stage and celebrate this significant milestone with you! Because of the space limitations, we will not yet be able to invite graduates from our May or December 2020 commencements to join us at the May 2021 commencements.

Concordia plans to hold two smaller commencement ceremonies in the Cardinal Field House on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The events will be spaced apart to allow for cleaning between ceremonies. Given the COVID capacity for the Fieldhouse, each graduate will be able to invite two guests to the ceremony. Each ceremony will be livestreamed so other guests will be able to participate in the ceremonies virtually. We will put more detailed information here on this webpage as we work out the details.

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Follow CUAA social in the days leading up to commencement for our ongoing celebration of the Class of 2020.


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2020 Facebook Frame

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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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