Fall Commencement Activities Information: MAEd and MEd Programs
Fall Grad Festival - For all Fall Commencement Participants
This event is for students who have applied for graduation and indicated that they want to participate in the Fall Commencement Ceremony. Come for prizes, diploma frames, discounted class rings and graduation announcements.
WHEN: Monday, November 5, 2018
LOCATION: Grimm Hall 302 Conference Center on the Concordia University Irvine campus
1530 Concordia West, Irvine CA 92612
TIME: 3:00-7:00 pm
This is a come and go event and you do not need to stay for the duration of the event. No RSVP is required.
Fall 2018 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
This ceremony will be live-streamed.
WHEN: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am
LOCATION: Concordia University Arena (gym)
Concordia University Irvine campus; 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612
||Arena doors open for guests
||Commencement Lineup (behind the CU Arena)
||Commencement procession will begin
||Approximate length of commencement ceremony
TICKETS: Seating is limited and tickets will be required for this event. Students will be issued five (5) tickets as they receive their regalia. Tickets are not available for purchase; however, you will be notified via email if extra tickets come available.
An overflow room with a live-streamed video of the service will be available in DeNault Auditorium for guests that are unable to find seating in the CU Arena.
PARKING: Students and guests may park on campus. No parking fee is required
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR GUESTS:
Handicap parking and seating is available. If assistance is needed, golf carts will be available from the parking lots to the venue. Ushers will also be present to direct guests.
See below in the “General Information” section regarding hotel information.
Walking in Commencement
Commencement is held at the end of the Fall semester (December) and at the end of Spring semester (May). It is a celebration of degree completion and is reserved for students who have completed all of their degree requirements. No student will be allowed to participate who has not completed all of their degree requirements. Graduates may only participate in one commencement ceremony in the same academic year of their Application for Graduation.
Graduate students are not eligible for honors. In academe, being admitted and completing a graduate degree is considered an honor.
Concordia University Irvine has partnered with the Hilton Hotel Group to offer local accommodations at a discount for all of our graduation guests and family members. Booking links and additional information on the hotels can be found below.
Class Rings, Announcements, and Accessories
Check out Jostens website to order your graduation products or you may call (800)854-7464. Mark your calendars for Grad Fest as Jostens provides a discount on items purchased in person.
When all classwork is completed and grades have been submitted, the Registrar's Office will post your degree to your transcript. This process usually takes 4 to 6 weeks after the end of the semester. A copy of your transcript may be requested and will be mailed to you provided that you have no outstanding financial obligations to the University. Transcripts can be ordered in person at the Registrar's Office or the request form is available online.
Degrees will be posted after all requirements have been satisfied. Concordia posts degrees three times a year—at the completion of the regular Summer (August), regular Fall (December), and regular Spring (May) terms. Degrees are not posted mid-term, even if a program ends mid-term. Please allow 4-6 weeks after the end of the regular term for the final posting of your degree and make future plans accordingly.
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. 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.
Please mail any address changes to:
Office of the Registrar
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612 or email it to email@example.com using your eagles email account.
You may also update your address in MyRecords, be sure to use the “Current Address” designation.
Federal Loan Exit Counseling
If you have borrowed money under the Stafford Loan program, federal regulations require you to complete Loan Exit Counseling before graduating. The Financial Aid Office has arranged for you to complete the session online at www.cui.edu/loans. If you have questions, contact Financial Aid at 949-214-3066.
View 2017 Commencement Photo Gallery
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Career Development Services
Career Services supports the mission of Concordia University Irvine by helping undergraduate students determine and fulfill their career goals through programs and services that foster, in each student, career management confidence via self-assessment, research, skill development, and exposure to opportunity. Visit their website for more information and countless resources.