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The main Commencement ceremony is streamed live and archived online. If you are interested in purchasing a DVD of the main ceremony and the undergraduate diploma-awarding ceremony, please visit

You can view videos, photos, and stories about each year of Commencement below:

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Future Commencement Dates

 2017  -  May 10, 11, 12
 2018  -  May 9, 10, 11
 2019  -  May 8, 9, 10
 2020  -  May 6, 7, 8

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Text Alerts

Vanderbilt offers a complimentary early alert system for all Commencement attendees. The system is designed to inform you, via text message, if any of the main ceremonies have been moved or canceled due to weather or any unexpected circumstance.