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 Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018 in the Carter Center Main Gymnasium.  


10:00 A.M. 
College of Professional Studies:
            Department of Business and Recreation and Tourism & Management
            Department of Communication Arts and Media
            Department of Education
            Department of Social Work and Sociology

Master of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Social Work

Graduates are asked to report to the small gymnasium no later than 9:00 A.M.                                                                              
Faculty are asked to meet in the Dance Studio no later than 9:30 A.M. 

2:00 P.M.
College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
          Department of Fine Arts
          Department of Humanities
          Department of Social Sciences

College of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Health
          Department of Biology
          Department of Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training
          Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
          Department of Physical Sciences

Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA)

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (BA IND)

Master of Arts in Health Promotion

Graduates are asked to report to the small gymnasium no later than 1:00 P.M.
Faculty are asked to meet in the Dane Studio no later than 1:30 P.M.



May candidates for graduation are invited to attend the Spring 2018 Graduation Fair on Monday, February 5, 2018 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 Spring 2018 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, April 26, 2018. Any caps and gowns not picked up then will be available in the Concord University Bookstore starting Friday, April 27, 2018 until Friday, May 4, 2018 during the bookstore's normal business hours.


The Concord University Advancement Office is pleased to host the Senior Graduation Dinner on Thursday, April 26, 2018.  The dinner will be held in the Ballroom (3rd Floor) of the Jean and Jerry Beasley Student Center 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 2018 Spring 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