Faculty and Volunteers
Volunteer registration opens in March!
Early Registration opens Thursday, March 1st. (for past Commencement volunteers)
Registration opens to the public Monday, March 12th.
- WEDNESDAY, May 9
6:30 pm - midnight
- THURSDAY, May 10
Senior Day Speaker
8:15 am - 12:30 pm
- FRIDAY, May 11
Commencement Main Ceremony
6:30 am - Noon
Why Volunteer? Maybe because you...
...get to be around thousands of people who just achieved a major life milestone.
...get to help the people who love the graduates - its a family affair!
...get to walk around a national arboretum
...can be a part of something bigger.
...smile a lot.
...feel like an important asset, because you are.
Any faculty attending should contact their school to order their complementary regalia (cap and gown).
For complete instructions click HERE. Be sure to view the Faculty Procession Map to the left as well.
You are invited to follow the live Commencement events online at the Vanderbilt homepage. All staff are also invited to attend The Party on Wednesday night. Tickets for The Party are $20 and can be purchased online.
Parking During Commencement
Please help us make as many parking spaces available as possible for our Commencement guests. This year we need your full cooperation and ask that each of you do your part to support this important university event.
Zone 3 Parkers
Please do not park in the 25th Ave. Garage on Friday (Commencement Day). Please use the available Zone 3 surface lots and the “F” lots for this day only. Examples include Lots 27, 22A, 21A, 75A and the 72-series lots near VUPD.
Zone 2 Parkers
Please do not park in the Terrace Place and Wesley Place Garages on Friday. Please use the Zone 1 parking available in Lots 77 and 82 for this day only.
Zone 1 Parkers
Please be patient with the additional parkers in your area and avoid unnecessary driving.