Candidates – Graduates who have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher and have earned the appropriate number of hours at the time of the preliminary graduation audit.
Honor Stoles – Honors candidates are eligible to wear honor regalia at the Commencement ceremony. Eligible students may purchase their honor stole at the Registrar’s Office Monday, November 27, through Wednesday, November 29, for $20. *If paying with a debit or credit card, payment must be made at the Bursar’s Office. Bring a copy of your receipt to the Registrar’s Office for stole pickup.
If you are eligible for honors, details will be included in your preliminary graduation letter. The honors category will be indicated next to your name in the Commencement program. *Calculation of academic honors, if listed for publication in the graduation ceremony program, will be as of the semester prior to graduation. Honors recorded on the transcript will include the graduation term in the calculation.
Regalia & Tickets
Cap & Gown – Caps, gowns, and tassels may be picked up at the Old Post Bookstore beginning Monday, November 27, through Wednesday, November 29, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
Cost – 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.
Tickets – Graduates purchasing a cap and gown will receive up to 10 tickets to the Commencement ceremony (graduates do not need a ticket). Tickets are only available to graduates walking in the ceremony. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Old Post Bookstore on Friday, December 1, on a first-come-first-served basis while supplies last.
Caps and gowns will be available for preorder at http://vubookstore.vinu.edu/home. Graduation announcements are also available for purchase in the Bookstore.
All caps and gowns must be picked up by Thursday, November 30, at 12:30 p.m.
Questions? Call 812-888-4334
Diverse Ability Seating
If you, as a student participating in the Commencement ceremony, require accommodations related to the ceremony, please contact the Office of Diverse Abilities & Accommodations. For guests who need accessible seating, please have them arrive early. Wheelchair seating is available, and an usher will assist you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Diverse Abilities and Accommodations, located in room 135 of the Shake Learning Resource Center or by calling 812-888-4501.
Grad Images will photograph the graduates during the ceremony and will provide each graduate photographed an opportunity to order enlargements from a variety of photographic packages with no obligation to purchase. For more information, go to the Grad Images website, www.gradimages.com or call 800-261-2576.
Need Ceremony directions?
Visit www.vinu.edu/driving-directions or use the following GPS address: 20 Red Skelton Boulevard, Vincennes, IN 47591
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 at 812-888-4280!
Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz8Z-XDs_4jdChG-EtrESqWpb5s8w0CG67U4dgjfbYDc8zA/viewform