Commencement

Concordia University Texas holds commencement services two times per year. The fall term service takes place on the first Saturday in December. The spring term service takes place on the Saturday preceding the close of the term. Commencement details are subject to change.

Commencement is the celebration of completing your degree. For information about graduation and completing your degree requirements, see Graduation.

Spring 2021 Commencement

Two events will be held for Spring 2021 Commencement:  Drive-In Commencement and a Virtual Recognition of Names.

Drive-In Commencement
Tuesday-Saturday
April 20-24, 2021

See details below.

Virtual Recognition of Names
Saturday
April 24, 7:00 pm

See details below.

Drive-In Ceremony

Graduates have the opportunity to sign up for a Drive-In Ceremony time, when they will "walk the stage" in the Chapel at Concordia University, and take a photo receiving a "diploma" with Dr. Don Christian, President (see Ceremony Dates & Registration below).

Date & Time:
The Drive-In Commencement will take place Tuesday-Saturday, April 20-24, 2021. For this event, students can bring as many family members as they wish. 

Commencement Location:
Concordia University Texas Chapel, Building A
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726
Directions to Concordia University Texas

Arrival & Parking:
Guests and visitors may park in the visitor parking lot (Parking lot B) adjacent to Building A, where the chapel is located. Campus Map

Admission & Seating:
For this event, students can bring as many family members as they wish. To ensure proper safety precautions are followed, we are asking all graduates and their guests to remain in their cars upon arrival until notified by a Commencement staff member to enter the building.

Photography:
Concordia will have a staff photographer at the event to take photos of the graduate "walking the stage" and receiving their "diploma" from Dr. Don Christian, President. Please feel free to take personal pictures during this momentous occasion with your personal cameras. Your group will be the only ones in the chapel during your assigned time.

For more information about the Spring 2021 Drive-In Commencement, please contact Aaron Graf, Director of Academic Operations, aaron.graf@concordia.edu.

Virtual Recognition of Names

Saturday, April 24, at 7:00 pm

Join Us Virtually:

Facebook or YouTube

Graduates, family and friends are encouraged to tune in to Concordia’s Facebook or YouTube page for our Virtual Graduate Recognition of Names on Saturday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Hear your #CTX graduate name’s called during the virtual ceremony! "Follow" and "Subscribe" to our pages to be notified when the video goes live. #CTXGRAD21

Ceremony Dates & Registration

Students, please check your CTX email for your invitation link to register for Commencement. Please check back if registration is closed for any date, as cancellations do occur and slots may open up.

College Date / Register
Time

College of Arts and Sciences

Tuesday, April 20 4:00-6:30 pm

College of Health Sciences

Wednesday, April 21 4:00-6:30 pm

College of Health Sciences

Thursday, April 22 4:00-6:30 pm

College of Health Sciences

Friday, April 23 4:00-6:30 pm

College of Business and Communication
and
College of Education

Saturday, April 24 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Cap & Gown

You may order your cap and gown through the Concordia University Bookstore during your final term of study. The dates that the bookstore will begin taking orders for each commencement service are as follows:

  • Fall Term Commencement: October 1
  • Spring Term Commencement: February 1

For a student to pick up their cap and gown order from the Bookstore, their eligibility to participate in the service must be confirmed by the Registrar's Office.

Questions regarding cap and gown orders, announcement and thank you note orders, class rings, etc. should be addressed to the bookstore directly. They can be contacted via email at concordiabookstore@bbasolutions.com or by phone at 512-313-4850.

  • You will need to include your full legal name, height, weight, and degree
  • Orders received after the deadline will incur a $10.00 fee for expedited shipping
  • Cap and gown orders may be picked up from the Concordia location of your choosing or you may have your order shipped to your home for an additional charge.
  • Undergraduates eligible for Latin Honors will receive their honor cords with their cap and gown orders.
  • Graduate students receive honors regalia only from the Honor Society to which they belong.
  • Students must contact the Honor Society or Honor Society representative directly for Honor Society commencement regalia.
  • Any order placed by a student ineligible to walk in commencement, or any order placed by a student who is eligible to walk but does not pick up their order by commencement day is subject to a $10.00 restocking fee.
  • The bookstore will be present at the commencement site with any extra gowns, tassels, etc. that they have in stock. They will also have a supply of CTX items and diploma frames.
  • Your cap and gown are yours to keep.
Graduation Announcements

Questions regarding cap and gown orders, announcement and thank you note orders, class rings, etc. should be addressed to the bookstore directly. They can be contacted via email at concordiabookstore@bbasolutions.com or by phone at 512-313-4850.