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Commencement Week

Wednesday, May 10th

The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Open Houses
 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All Commons Houses

The Party
9:00 pm - 12:00 am (Gates open at 8:30 pm)
Commons Lawn

For a full listing of events, click here.

Thursday, May 11th

Senior Class Day
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Memorial Gym

Faculty Seminars
2:00 pm and 3:15 pm
Wilson Hall

For a full listing of events, click here.

Friday, May 12th

Main Commencement Ceremony
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Alumni Lawn

Undergraduate Diploma-Awarding Ceremony
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Alumni Lawn

Graduate and Professional School Diploma-Awarding Ceremonies

Divinity School
10:30 am
Benton Chapel

Law School
10:30 am
Curry Field

School of Nursing
10:45 am
Brandscomb Quadrangle

Graduate School
11:00 am
Magnolia Lawn

Owen Graduate School of Management
11:00 am
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Peabody College
11:00 am
Wyatt Center Lawn

School of Medicine
11:30 am 
Langford Auditorium

Strawberries and Champagne
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Library Lawn and Bishops Common

ROTC Graduation and Commissioning
3:00 pm 
Wightman Chapel, The Scarritt Bennett Center

For a full listing of events, click here.


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Future Commencement Dates

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

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