Commencement

Commencement: Commons Center, Suite 205. 615-322-2870. commencement@vanderbilt.edu.
vanderbilt.edu/commencement

The university holds its annual Commencement ceremony the second Friday of every May.

Commencement Participation

  • Degree candidates must have successfully completed all curriculum requirements and have passed all prescribed examinations by the published deadlines.
  • A student completing degree requirements in the summer or fall semester will be invited to participate in Commencement the following May.

Diplomas

  • The semester in which the degree was actually earned will be the one recorded on the diploma and the student’s permanent record.
  • Financially clear students unable to participate in the graduation ceremony will receive their diplomas by mail.
  • Students must meet all financial obligations before their diplomas can be released.

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