Commencement Information

UPDATED: June 24, 2020

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Congratulations Class of 2020! To view the Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement please visit You may now watch at your leisure as you celebrate with family and friends. Congratulations and best wishes as you continue your journey. 

This video will be available through the end of July.

All students who complete the academic requirements for graduation will receive their diploma by mail in the following few weeks.

Any student who wishes to purchase the entire regalia may do so by contacting the VU Bookstrore. Caps, gowns, and tassels may be ordered online through the Old Post Bookstore. Please visit for more information and details.The cost of the set, which the graduate keeps, is $35.00 plus tax for Associate degree graduates and $45.00 plus tax for Baccalaureate degree graduates. Additional tassels may be purchased for $5.00 each.

Graduation announcements are also available for purchase through the Bookstore.

Military Cords will be available in the Veterans Support Services Office located in the Extended Studies building (ES 87) on the corner of 4th Street and College Ave.

Graduates are candidates for academic honors if their cumulative GPA is 3.50 or higher. The honors category will be indicated next to the student's name on the Commencement program. Graduates not participating the virtual ceremony may contact the Registrar's office if they would like to purchase a Honors Stole for $20. Please email for more information. There will be no formal Honors Convocation this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Students should now have returned all rental books to the Bookstore. Rental books were due back on or before May 18 to avoid penalty charges. Students not returning rental books may have the full replacement amount of the book added to their account. This can also hold up the release of diploma, transcripts, and grades.

Each year as VU Graduates leave our campus, we are required to gather destination information. If you have secured full time employment related to your major, please click the link below and complete the 2 minute survey. If you haven't landed that perfect job yet, don't worry, we'll contact you later. Many companies are currently hiring. If you could use help finding employment, the VU Career Center is ready to help. Give us a call 812.888.4280!