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GraduateLooking Ahead

Vanderbilt University Commencement is traditionally held on 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.

2020 Schedule of Events

  • Wed., May 6th – Commons Open House & Opening Commencement Celebration, "The Party"
  • Thurs., May 7th – Nichol's Chancellor Award Ceremony and Senior Day Speaker & Faculty Seminars
  • Friday, May 8th – Commencement Ceremony

Please check back in late November for a complete view of schedule listings when this website will be relaunched with all new 2020 information.