Commencement

Commencement Services

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.

Commencement Dates

Fall 2020 Drive-In Commencement
Friday-Sunday, December 4-6

College Date Time

College of Education

Fri., December 4, 2020 8:00am-2:00pm

College of Health Sciences

Sat., December 5, 2020 8:00am-4:00pm

School of Natural and Applied Sciences

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

School of Fine Arts

 

 

Sat., December 6, 2020

 

 

12:00pm-4:00pm

College of Business and Communication

Sun., December 6, 2020

12:00pm-4:00pm

How to Register

Please check your CTX email for your invitation link to register for Commencement.

Ceremony Information

Fall 2020 Drive-In Commencement

Graduates will have the opportunity to sign up for a time slot in which they will be able to ‘walk the stage’ in the Chapel at Concordia University and take a photo receiving a 'diploma' with Dr. Don Christian, President.

For this event, students can bring as many family members as they wish. The Drive-In Commencement will take place Friday-Sunday, December 4-6. We will also host a live virtual reading of all the graduate names—more details to come.

For more information about the Fall 2020 Drive-In Commencement, please contact Lerla Davis, Director of Student Registration and Records, at lerla.davis@concordia.edu.

Cap and 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.

Location / Drive-In Ceremony

Commencement Location:

Concordia University Texas Chapel, Building A
11400 Concordia University Drive
Austin, TX 78726

Directions to Concordia University Texas

Arrival and 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 and Seating

Fall 2020 Drive-In Commencement

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

Fall 2020 Drive-In Commencement

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.