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**Watch here for information regarding Mid-Year Commencement**
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY MID-YEAR VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT 2020
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020
11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time Zone)
COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY – Watch Live on Saturday, December 12
11:00 AM EDT – Commencement ceremony begins. VincennesPBS.org.
COMMENCEMENT PICTURES AND PARTICIPATION
How do you participate in midyear commencement?
STEP 1: Purchase your cap and gown (optional) at the Old Post Bookstore beginning Tuesday, November 2.
STEP 2: Bring your cap (decorated or not) and gown, honors regalia, and any other prop you might want to the Jefferson Student Union on one of the designated picture days. If you do not want to purchase a cap and gown we will have a few on hand for you to use. Otherwise, please dress appropriately and avoid stripes! Don't forget to wear your mask!
- Tuesday, November 10 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Thursday, November 12 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
STEP 2.5: If you do not want to take part in the photo opt, but still want to participate in commencement please send us a 3.5 high resolution photo to email@example.com. Deadline for submission is November 10.
- Save your picture with your last name, first name. Example: Tom Smith - Smith_Tom.jpg
- Please include in your email the EXACT way your name will be in the commencement program AND your major.
If you took part in the recent commencement photo shoots on the Vincennes you can get a sneak preview of your photos HERE. More photos will be added. All photos are downloadable. Congratulations!
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 in the Commencement program. Academic honors candidates are eligible to purchase honor regalia and wear in your photo shoot. Eligible students will be able to purchase their honor stole at the Registrar’s office. Please email StudentRecords@vinu.edu for more information.
Your name and degree will appear on your diploma as it reads in your graduation audit letter. The same information will be used in the mid-year commencement program. Please notify the Registrar’s Office immediately if this information needs to be updated. Once your degree is awarded, you will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office regarding degree confirmation and when to expect your diploma.
CAPS / GOWNS / TASSELS - GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Caps, gowns and tassels may be picked up at the Old Post Bookstore beginning Tuesday, November 1. Bookstore hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. 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. Cap and gowns will be available for preorder at http://vubookstore.vinu.edu/home. Continue to watch the website for more details on dates and times for pickup.
Graduation announcements are also available for purchase in the Bookstore.
Military Cords are available in the Veterans Support Services Office located in the Extended Studies building (ES 87) on the corner of 4th Street and College Ave. For more information please call 812.888.5634.
BOOK BUY-BACK AND BOOK RENTAL RETURN
Rental books are due back by January 25, 2021. Students may either drop them off at the bookstore or ship them back. We are still waiting on information about book buy-back. This information will be posted to the commencement webpage at vinu.edu/commencement.
All students have an opportunity to be this year’s commencement speaker. For more information check your preferred email or go to the application form at Mid-year Commencement Student Speaker Nomination/Application (Fall 2020).
THE CAREER CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP
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! Survey link: https://bak16.vinu.edu/forms/graduation-survey