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Before You Arrive


Checklist for Parents

Checklist for Students

August and December 2014 Graduates

  • If you are planning on returning for the ceremony in May, email us to let us know you will be attending and to make sure the address we have on file is correct.
  • Subscribe to Commencement text alerts for weather/location updates.
  • Deadline for cap and gown rental is April 10 at midnight.

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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.