Spring Commencement 2020

Commencement Information and Virtual Ceremony Links

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Select your degree page for graduation and commencement information specific to your degree level.

Commencement Activities

Please note - the following events are subject to change in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19. All updates will be posted here and communicated to graduates via their Eagles email.

Event Date & Time Location
Event Celebrating May 2020 Graduates May 8, 2021 More information here
Spring Grad Fest Monday, March 15, 2021
Time: 3pm – 7pm
H.E. Durbin '93
Conference Center,
Grimm Hall 302
Spring Commencement Ceremonies Saturday, May 8, 2021
(please visit your degree page for the ceremony times)
Bren Events Center,
UC Irvine Campus
100 Mesa Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
Directions to UCI

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to apply for graduation and pay the Graduation Application Fee?

Degree posting is not automatic and all students who wish to have their degree posted must complete an Application for Graduation. This is necessary regardless of intent to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please visit the page for your degree level for more specific information.

The Graduation Application Fee is non-refundable and assessed regardless of the student's intent to participate in the commencement ceremony. This fee covers the administrative time needed to process the application, run a degree audit, track the student’s progress and post the degree to the student’s transcript. It also covers the cost of ordering and mailing the diploma. Please visit the page for your degree level for the application deadlines and fee schedule.

How do I order replacement regalia?

If your regalia has been lost or damaged, please contact Sarah Anderson at sarah.anderson2@cui.edu order a replacement. Regalia will take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Shipping regalia costs an additional $10. If you pick up your regalia, there will be no additional charges. Below are the prices for regalia.

Bachelors Degree Regalia

Gown: $25
Stole: $20
Cap: $5
Tassel: $5
Everything: $55

Masters Degree Regalia

Gown: $30
Hood: $30
Cap: $5
Tassel: $5
Everything: $70

When will my degree be posted?

Degrees will not be evaluated for verification or conferral and diplomas will not be released until all financial obligations are met. Otherwise, degrees will be posted after all requirements have been satisfied. Concordia posts degrees at the completion of the regular terms. Degrees are not posted mid-term, even if a program ends mid-term. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the end of the term for the final posting of your degree and make future plans accordingly.

When and how do I get my diploma?

Official diplomas are issued 6-8 weeks after the degree is posted at the end of the term provided that you have no outstanding financial obligations to the University. They are mailed to the current address on file unless special arrangements are made. Diplomas are not issued at any commencement ceremonies.

How do I order another diploma?

Whether you changed your name or lost your diploma, replacement diplomas are available by completing the Diploma Reorder Form. The cost for a replacement diploma is $25 and takes 6-8 weeks to obtain.

How do I order transcripts?

Transcripts can be ordered in person at the Registrar's Office or the request form is available online.

How do I update my address?

Please mail any address changes to:
Concordia University
Office of the Registrar
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612
or email it to registrar@cui.edu using your eagles email account. You may also update your address in MyRecords, be sure to use the “Current Address” designation.

Does Concordia University Irvine have any resources to help me find a job?

Yes! Concordia has a strong Alumni network as well as our Office of Career Development Services.

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