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Native/Indigenous Graduates Recognition Ceremony

The Native/Indigenous Graduates Recognition Ceremony is a recognition ceremony held once a year by the Native/Indigenous community at Vanderbilt to celebrate the achievements and successes of all graduating Native/Indigenous students. The ceremony serves as a unique space for students to pay homage to family, friends, faculty, staff, and administrators who have supported their journeys. With food, music, graduation stoles, guest speakers, student awards, and photo opportunities, we invite all to join us in this fun and family-oriented celebration!

When and Where Is It?
Native American and Indigenous Graduates Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 11th, 2023
Breakfast Reception: 8-9am | SLC Board of Trust

Ceremony: 9-10:30am | Student Life Center- Ballroom A

Who Can Participate?
Participation is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will earn their degrees from Vanderbilt University in the designated academic year. Any student graduating in Spring 2023 or Summer 2023, or having already graduated in Fall 2022, is eligible to participate. Students must register online before the deadline in order to guarantee participation and recognition in the printed program.

Please note that this celebration is held in addition to formal graduation events and is not a substitute for the official commencement ceremony.

How Do I Register? When Is Registration Due?
Registration is a requirement for participation. Registration must be completed by April 26th at 11:59pm, but if you need to edit your form after the deadline, you will have multiple opportunities to make changes.

Want To See Last Year’s Celebration?

Click the link to see our program from May 2022! Pictures below.