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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 4

Lavender Celebration

When: Wednesday, May 4
What time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Updated Location: Community Event Space

Tuesday, May 10

VUGlobalCitizens Graduates Recognition Celebration

When: Tuesday, May 10
What time: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Student Life Center Lawn

When: Tuesday, May 10
What time: 11 – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

When: Tuesday, May 10
What time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

When: Tuesday, May 10
What time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center Lawn

When: Tuesday, May 10
What time: 4 – 6 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center Lawn

Wednesday, May 11

When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Location: Virtual

School of Medicine Almost Alumni Luncheon 
When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: Noon
Location: Student Life Center Ballroom

When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual

When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center Lawn

When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Student Life Center Lawn

Medicine, Health, and Society Pre-Graduation Reception
When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: 3 – 5pm
Where: Calhoun Hall Portico, outside
Open to all 2022 MHS graduates and their guests. Faculty and staff will attend.

Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and Desi Americans (AAPIDA) Graduates Recognition Ceremony
When: Wednesday, May 11
What time: 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Student Life Center Ballroom

Thursday, May 12

Native American/Indigenous Graduates Recognition Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Student Life Center Ballroom

Graduates Day
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 11 a.m.
Where: Memorial Gym
Open to all graduates and their guests

Latinx Graduates Recognition Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: Student Life Center Ballroom

Peabody Professional Commencement Award Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Mayborn 117
Open only to the award recipients and their guests. 

Law School Open House
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Law School Main Street, North Atrium and Blackacre Courtyard
2022 graduates and their guests are invited! Faculty, staff and administrators will attend.

Senior Recognition Ceremony at Blair School of Music
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 3 p.m.
Where: Turner Recital Hall
Reception to follow.

Biological Sciences Graduation Reception
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 3:30 p.m.
Where: MRB III 1st Floor Lobby
Open to all BSCI graduates and their guests.

Peabody Undergraduate Commencement Award Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: Wyatt Rotunda
Open only to the award recipients and their guests.

School of Medicine Class Day
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 4 p.m.
Where: Langford Auditorium

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony for MSN and DNP Candidates
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 4 pm
Where: Wightman Chapel, Scarritt Bennett Center

Posse Ceremony
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: The Community Event Space (located on West Side Row across from Cole Hall)
This event is by invitation only.

Senior Showcase Concert at Blair
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 5 p.m.
Where: Turner Recital Hall

School of Nursing Reception
When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 5 p.m.
Where: School of Nursing

When: Thursday, May 12
What time: 7 p.m.
Where: Langford Auditorium

Owen Graduate School of Management Receptions
When: Thursday, May 12
What time/where: Times and locations vary; see list below.
Owen’s Class of 2022 and their guests are invited to each of the events.

  • MBA Program: 3:00-4:30 PM, Loews Hotel, Vanderbilt Ballroom (1st floor)
  • MSF Program: 4:00-6:00 PM, Aertson Hotel (Henley Restaurant)
  • MAcc Program: 4:00-6:00 PM, Aertson Hotel (Woodlea Room, 17th floor)
  • MMark Program: 4:00-6:00 PM, Aertson Hotel (Robbins & Porter Boardroom)
  • EMBA Program: 5:00-8:00 PM, Aertson Hotel (Patterson Ballroom)

Friday, May 13

Blair School of Music Breakfast
When: Friday, May 13
What time: 7 a.m.
Where: Ingram Lobby
Continental breakfast for Blairgraduates, their families, and faculty.

Main Ceremony for All Graduates
When: Friday, May 13th
What time: 9 a.m.
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
Note: Tickets are not needed for the main ceremony.

Undergraduate Ceremony
When: Friday, May 13th
What time: Immediately following the main ceremony
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium
Note: Tickets are not needed for the undergraduate ceremony.

Graduate and Professional School Ceremonies
When: Friday, May 13th
Note that Ph.D. students and graduates will be recognized in the Graduate School ceremony.

Graduate School/School of Engineering Ceremony
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Magnolia Lawn
No tickets are required for this ceremony.
Note: Undergraduate students graduating from the School of Engineering should attend the undergraduate ceremony in Vanderbilt Stadium immediately following the main ceremony.

Owen Graduate School of Management
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center
No tickets are required for this ceremony.
Followed by Owen Berries & Bubbly Celebration from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Field 1 of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

Peabody College of education and human development

Peabody College Master’s Degree Ceremony
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Location: Peabody Esplanade
Note: Graduate students (Ph.D.) should attend the Graduate School’s Commencement ceremony, and undergraduates should attend the undergraduate ceremony.

Peabody College Doctor of Education Degree Ceremony
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Peabody Esplanade
Note: Graduate students (Ph.D.) should attend the Graduate School’s Commencement ceremony, and undergraduates should attend the undergraduate ceremony.

School of Medicine
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Langford Auditorium
Tickets will be required for guests.

School of Nursing
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Branscomb Quad
A reception will follow from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for this ceremony, but guests should RSVP through the School of Nursing.

Vanderbilt Divinity School
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Benton Chapel
No tickets are required for this ceremony

Vanderbilt Law School Commencement Ceremony
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Curry Field
No tickets are required for this ceremony.

Strawberries and Champagne Social
When: Friday, May 13th
What time: Following the undergraduate ceremony
After the undergraduate ceremony, graduates and guests are invited to attend a social with a strawberries and champagne toast, lunch and entertainment. Graduate and professional schools may have their own separate receptions for graduates.

Shuttle map for COMMENCEMENT DAY

Commencement shuttle route map