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The Commencement 2015 website will go live the week of Thanksgiving.

All current information is from the May 2014 Ceremony.  Though many events adjust from year to year, you can use last years schedule as a guide until the 2015 information is published.

Commencement 2015 is May 6,7 & 8

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2015 Director's Letter

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2014Catch up with old friends at The Ingram Commons Open Houses.

8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Ingram Commons


partyThis is an all ages event for the whole family.

9 p.m. - Midnight
The Ingram Commons


reginaDr. Regina Benjamin is the 2014 Nichols-Chancellor Medal recipient.                                         

11 a.m. - Noon
Memorial Gym

facultyFour distinguished faculty members give you a taste of the Vanderbilt experience.                

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Wilson Hall


commencement dayAll ten schools process in simultaneously before degrees are conferred and the Chancellor's address. Strawberries and Champagne, a reception for the undergraduate class of 2015 hosted by the Chancellor, immediately follows the main ceremony.

9 a.m. - Noon
Alumni Lawn

Future Commencement Dates

2015 - May 6, 7, 8
2016 - May 11, 12, 13
2017 - May 10, 11, 12
2018 - May 9, 10, 11

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