Preparing For Commencement


The graduation checklist was designed to make sure you don’t miss any important steps or deadlines as you prepare for the big day.


Students should request a degree audit from the Registrar’s Office after earning 60 hours. Students should update their audit each semester to be sure they are taking the required courses.

When students apply for graduation, the Registrar’s Office will prepare an updated audit and mail it to the student. Any grade point issues, missing credits or questions will be noted on the audit. Please review the audit and contact the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.

The Registrar’s Office is here to serve students. Please contact them at 304-384-5236 or at if you have any questions.


           The Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 11:00 A.M. on December 9, 2017 in the Carter Center Main Gymnasium.

  Graduates are asked to report to the small gymnasium no later than 10:00 A.M.                                                                              
  Faculty are asked to meet in the Dance Studio no later than 10:30 A.M. 


December candidates for graduation are invited to attend the Fall 2017 Graduation Fair on Monday, September 11, 2017 in the Jean and Jerry Beasley Student Center Ballroom from 9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Students may apply for graduation, pay the application fee ($50), get measured for caps and gowns, enjoy music and refreshments and more!


Academic attire (cap and gown) is required for all graduates who plan to participate in Fall 2017 Commencement. Caps and gowns are included in the application fee and should be ordered from the Concord University Bookstore.


Caps and gowns are available to pick up at the conclusion of the Senior Dinner on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Any caps and gowns not picked up then will be available in the Concord University Bookstore starting Friday, December 1, 2017 until Friday, December 8, 2017 during the bookstore's normal business hours.


The Concord University Advancement Office is pleased to host the Senior Graduation Dinner on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The dinner will be held in the Pais Family Fellowship Hall of University Point at 6:00 P.M. To register for this event, please use the following link:  An email invitation will be sent out with this link to register as we approach the date.

The dinner is complimentary to all 2017 Fall graduates, however, you MUST pre-register for the event.  Graduates may invite guests at the cost of $25 per person. These individuals must also be pre-registered using the above link.


Undergraduate and graduate diplomas will be mailed to the graduate’s permanent address approximately 10 to 12 weeks after graduation.


Options for International Students Completing a Degree