Commencement at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis


Commencement exercises for the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis 2018 graduating class will take place Friday, May 18, 2018.

The day will begin with a Theological Diploma Service service at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and end with Commencement at 7 p.m. in the main quadrangle of the Seminary campus, weather permitting.

During the morning service, all graduates who have been certified by the Concordia Seminary faculty as eligible to receive calls to serve as pastors or deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will receive theological diplomas. In the evening, academic degrees and honors will be conferred.

Schedule of Commencement Events

Friday, May 18, 2018

10 a.m. Theological Diploma Service Chapel
1 p.m. Campus tour for visiting families Welcome Center
7 p.m. Commencement ceremony Main Quad (Rainout: Chapel)
8:30 p.m. Commencement reception Main Quad (Rainout: Koburg Hall)

Commencement Honorees

Please check back for the 2018 honorees.

Helpful Tips


Tickets are not required for admittance.

Plan to arrive early to allow for time to park, walk to the event site and find a seat.

Out of consideration for our candidates and participants, guests and staff, please turn off cell phones and refrain from conversation during the chapel services and ceremonies.


There is ample parking for all guests. Please enter campus at the main entrance via Seminary Place. Guests will be directed to the nearest parking space by Seminary parking attendants. Hang any disabled parking placards or reserved parking tags from your rearview mirror as you enter campus so that attendants can easily identify your needs.


To ensure seating for every guest, seats may not be held for those not present. To ensure your group sits together, please instruct everyone in your party to arrive early and promptly take their seats.

Please do not block aisles or passageways.


Seats for guests with disabilities are available upon request from ushers and will be selected to allow for convenient entry and exit. We kindly ask that only one companion accompany the individual who needs accommodations. (Note: Requests for disability-related accommodations can be made at any time by contacting us at or 314-505-7336. Please request accommodations as soon as possible as some services take several weeks to arrange.)

Photography and videography

Out of consideration for others, please keep the front of the stage and pathways clear during the ceremony.

2017 Commencement Highlights Video