Spring 2021 Commencement

Spring 2021 Commencement


SATURDAY, May 15, 2021

View on VincennesPBS.org OR vinu.edu/commencement

How do you participate in commencement?

    Step 1: Purchase your cap and gown (Optional) beginning Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
    Step 2: Bring your cap (decorated or not) and gown, honors regalia, and any other prop you might want to your designated location on one of the designated picture days below. 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, April 6, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm -  ATC Indianapolis

  • Wednesday, April 7, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm -  Jasper Campus - Administration Building

  • Thursday, April 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm AND 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Vincennes Campus, Jefferson Union stage

    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 3x5 high-resolution photo to events@vinu.edu. The deadline for submission is April 16. Save your picture with your VU campus name, last name, first name. Example: Tom Smith from ATC - ATCSmith_Tom.jpg.

  • Please include in your email the EXACT way your name will be in the commencement program AND your major as well as if you are receiving academic honors.​​​​

Make sure you have everything done you need to in order to graduate. From Financial Aid requirements to being a full-fledged VU Alum - Get it all here. 

Graduates are candidates for academic honors if their cumulative GPA is 3.50 or higher and they have earned the appropriate number of hours.  The honors category will be indicated next to the student’s name on the Commencement program.  Academic honors candidates are eligible to wear honor regalia at the Commencement ceremony and in their photoshoot.  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 letter. The same information will be used in the 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, and tassels may be picked up at the Old Post Bookstore beginning March 30. 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. VU Jasper Bookstore will also carry caps and gowns. Cap and gowns will be available for preorder at http://vubookstore.vinu.edu/home.  Continue to watch the website for more details.  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.

Rental books are due back by May 10, 2021. Book buy-back is May 3 - May 7, 2021.  Students may either drop them off at the bookstore or ship them back.

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 Commencement Speaker application form. The deadline for submission is March 17.

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 at 812.888.4280! Survey link: https://bak16.vinu.edu/forms/graduation-survey.

updated 3-11-2021

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