Join us for Commencement Weekend May 6-8 as we celebrate the latest Concordia graduates!
Download Your Class Sign
Congrats on your achievement! Download and display your #CUNEGrad Class of 2022 sign at home - in your window, on your lawn, in a selfie - to celebrate your achievements. Show us on social media with #CUNEGrad!
Commencement Graphics for Social Media
Congratulations, Concordia Grads and Parents! To help you celebrate your achievements, we’ve created graphics for you to use on social media and to share with family and friends.
Download the Commencement Program
If you weren’t able to attend in person, or if you want another keepsake, you can download this year’s program.
Commencement Weekend Schedule
Friday, May 6
Sending Service for Church Work Graduates 3 p.m.Weller Chapel
Baccalaureate Service 7 p.m.St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, Neb. (across the street from Concordia)
The service will also be livestreamed.
Saturday, May 7
Doors open 8 a.m.Friedrich Arena (Inside Walz Human Performance Complex on Concordia's campus)
All Graduates Line Up for Processional 9:15 a.m.Thom Leadership Education Center main floor
Commencement Ceremony 10 a.m.Friedrich Arena
The ceremony will also be streamed online. Flowers and bouquets will be available for purchase.
LuncheonJanzow Campus Center
Following the commencement ceremony, a complimentary luncheon will be available in Janzow Campus Center for bachelor’s graduates and their guests.
Master's Luncheon with Program Directors 12:30 p.m.Room 137—Track Viewing Room, Walz Complex
Lodging Options Available
Room blocks have been reserved under Concordia Commencement at the following:
|Hotel and Address||Room Rate per night|
|Cobblestone - Seward |
2575 Progressive Rd.
Seward, NE 68434 (402) 646-1004
|$109.99 + tax|
|Hampton Inn & Suites Northeast I-80 |
7343 Husker Circle
Lincoln, NE 68504 (402) 435-4600
|$120 + tax|
|Hampton Inn - York |
309 W. David Dr.
York, NE 68467 (402) 362-0222
|Starting at $105 + tax|
|Holiday Inn Express - York |
4020 S. Grand Ave.
York, NE 68467 (402) 745-6272
|$109 + tax|
|Country Inn & Suites, Lincoln Airport |
1301 W. Bond Circle
Lincoln, NE 68521 (402) 474-2080
|Starting at $82 + tax|
|Courtyard Marriot - Downtown |
808 R St.
Lincoln, NE 68508 (402) 904-4800
|Starting at $129 + tax|
(Parking fee not included)
The baccalaureate service is optional. However, registration is requested for graduates planning to attend. The service will also be available via livestream.
If you register for commencement, please ensure you attend. If your plans change, please let us know.
Due to the number of guests expected, reserved seating is not available. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are a May graduate and are not attending the commencement ceremony, your diploma will be mailed to you.
The commencement ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.
There will not be a stage photographer. After the ceremony, graduates and their guests are encouraged to take photos on the field in Bulldog Stadium.
No, once you exit Thom, the building will be locked. If possible, please leave your things with a guest, or return them to your vehicle before the processional starts.
The Concordia Bookstore (located in the lower level of Janzow Campus Center) will be open 10 – 5 on Thursday, May 5, 10 – 7 on Friday, May 6, and 8 – 4 on Saturday, May 7.
No, Seward does not have Uber, Lyft, or public transportation available.