Regalia, Tickets, and Memorabilia
Regalia (Cap and Gown)
ORDERS OPEN - January 15, 2020
ORDER DEADLINE – April 3, 2020
Bachelor - $67.65
Masters - $88.47
Doctors - $168.80
Ph.D. - $168.80
Please note: Regalia orders placed after April 3rd will incur a $10 late fee to ensure delivery before pickup.
~~ Personal decor on mortarboards, caps, or regalia is not allowed. To view the complete adornment policy on cords, decorations, etc. click here.
~~ To view the complete Vanderbilt regalia page with gown descriptions and tassel colors, click here.
PICK UP – located at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt (upper level)
Wednesday, May 6th, 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday, May 7th, 8 am – 5 pm
RETURN DEADLINE – Monday, May 11 by Noon
Bachelors keep or recycle gown, keep tassel and cap for a souvenir. Masters keep tassel and cap, return hood and gown. All Doctors return gown, tam with tassel and hood.
For those undergraduate students who would like to recycle their gown, there will be large marked recycling containers set up around campus for collection. The recycle bins are only for undergraduates; they will not be suitable for regalia returns. For those graduate/professional students who rent regalia, it should only be returned to the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt by Monday, May 11th at Noon.
- Featuring The Celebrity All-Star Band with Vanderbilt Senior Host announced in Spring, 2020.
- May 6 from 9:00 pm – Midnight (gates open at 8:30 pm)
- Commons Center Lawnain or Shine
- Please keep backpacks, large bags, bottles at home. To ensure the safety of our guests, there will be no backpacks, glass bottles, or beverages allowed into The Party. We will be checking bags at the entrance, so please allow for additional time for entry into The Party.
- Tickets are required for everyone for admission.
Advance ticket sales: $25 for 13 and over; $30 for the day of show
Graduates - undergrad and graduate professionals - free with voucher
Children 12 and under - no charge
- Reserved tables are $100.
- Reserved table holders have the option to purchase bottles of wine or champagne HERE.
- Gourmet Picnic Totes - $125
- An Important Note: Graduates: click the "Order Now" button to claim your complimentary ticket
- See The Entire Party Page
Order by April 10th to arrive before Commencement
Undergraduate and Master's diplomas are 8.5" tall X 11" wide
Balfour will be at the Vanderbilt University Bookstore:
December 3, 4 & 5, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
**Location: Sarratt Promenade
Video Downloads of Main Ceremony
Share the excitement of Graduation Day with family and friends with an official 2020 Vanderbilt University Commencement Digital Download! You can even share it on your favorite social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. Pre-order by midnight May 7, 2020, and within 24 to 72 hours after Commencement, you will receive a link to a professionally shot video clip of your graduate receiving their diploma.
You will also receive a link to a video montage featuring highlights of the main commencement ceremony on Alumni Lawn. If you order after midnight May 7, 2020, you will receive links to the video clip of your graduate and highlight video within one week of graduation. To order your digital downloads, please visit Stone Productions’ Vandy Grads site.
GradImages® is honored to capture this exciting milestone! During your ceremony, every student will be photographed as they are individually recognized. Your online proofs will be available within 48 hours after the ceremony. Simply visit www.gradimages.com to view your photos and shop photo prints and custom products!
- Undergraduates will have three shots; two behind the stage in front of a backdrop and one of the handshakes with the Chancellor on stage.
- Graduate and Professional Students will have at least two shots; either capture of your hooding, the handshake on stage, or in front of a backdrop.
If you have any questions feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 800-261-2576 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodations at The Commons
The Vanderbilt University Office of Conferences is offering on-campus housing during the 2020 Commencement activities. Commencement guests will have the opportunity to stay in one of the residence halls at the Ingram Commons. Nightly rates are only $120 per night, single or double occupancy. Rooms are available for the nights of May 6, 7, and 8, 2020. There is no minimum night stay required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Commodore Ballroom Buffet Lunch
Following Commencement exercises, avoid making lunch reservations off-campus and enjoy an upscale brunch in our Commodore Ballroom at the Student Life Center. The brunch will feature an array of food stations, bars, and seating times to accommodate your needs and busy schedules. *Private parties are available upon request. All special dietary needs will be accommodated upon request. Please contact email@example.com for more information. Reservations are available Friday, May 8th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Senior Class Fund
Here's the challenge! If 80 percent of the Class of 2020 make a gift of any size to any area of Vanderbilt prior to Commencement, fellow Commodores Jay, BS’99, and McCartney, BS’01, Wilkins will give $100,000 to Experience Vanderbilt. You can leave your mark on any area of the university that you love, whether it's your favorite student organization, your school, Athletics or elsewhere!