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Looking Ahead


Vanderbilt University Commencement is traditionally held the second Friday of May. There are no other formal degree-conferral ceremonies during the academic year. If a graduate candidate completes their required courses during the summer or fall semesters, they are invited to participate in the following spring ceremonies. All candidates must notify the registrar's office of their intent to graduate.

2019 Schedule of Events

  • Wednesday, May 8th - Commons Open Houses & Opening Commencement Celebration, "The Party"
  • Thursday, May 9th - Nichol's Chancellor Award Ceremony and Senior Day Speaker & Faculty Seminars
  • Friday, May 10th - Commencement Ceremony

Please check back in November for a complete view of schedule listings when this website will be relaunched with all new 2019 information.