VU to host Mid-Year Commencement Dec. 2

A photo of a stage full of chairs.

November 28, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University will hold its 2023 Mid-Year Commencement at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

VU will award 606 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and certificates. The graduates represent 62 of Indiana’s 92 counties, 21 states, and three countries.

VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson will address graduates.  VU Provost Dr. Laura Treanor will preside over the commencement ceremony. Joni Henderson, a Child Development and Early Childhood Education major from Mount Vernon, Indiana, is the student speaker.

Tickets are required. Graduates purchasing a cap and gown will receive up to 10 tickets for the ceremony. Graduates do not need a ticket. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Old Post Bookstore on Friday, Dec. 1, on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last. Seating for guests is general admission and is first come, first served. Guests needing accessible seating should arrive early. Wheelchair seating is available, and ushers are available to assist.

For those unable to attend in person, the ceremony will stream live on the Vincennes University YouTube Channel.

Graduates, family, and friends are encouraged to share their excitement, well wishes, and favorite Commencement moments on social media using the hashtag #VUGRAD2023. 

Grad Images will photograph the graduates during the ceremony. It will provide each graduate photographed the opportunity to order enlargements from various photographic packages with no obligation to purchase. For more information, visit the Grad Images website, or call 800-261-2576.

Additional Commencement details are available at

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