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Graduation Info

2024 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m. CT
Valparaiso University Athletics Recreation Center
1009 Union Street, Valparaiso IN

Important steps to participate in Commencement

  • Students must apply to graduate by Friday, April 26 in order to receive their RSVP link for Commencement. To apply for graduation, visit MyIvy and search Apply to Graduate.

Graduation Details

    • Graduates will arrive at Valparaiso University Athletics Recreation Center for check-in starting at 3:30 p.m. and no later than 5:15 p.m.
    • Family & Friends can begin seating at 5 p.m.
    • Graduates line up at 5:30 p.m.
    • Processional at 6 p.m. This includes platform party, faculty, staff, and graduates.
    • Following the processional, the program will begin, including Chancellor remarks and Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipient, and graduate recognition.
    • Recessional & Closing at 8:00 p.m. 
  • Valparaiso University Athletics Recreation Center has  limited parking availability. Special guests and those with government-issued accessibility parking tags will be able to park near the Recreation Center. 

    Free parking and cart shuttle service to and from the will be offered for graduates and guests.

    Valparaiso University Parking Map

    Accessibility Parking: For graduates and guests in need of accessible parking, please note that there is limited parking located around the Valparaiso University Athletic Recreation Center and it is exclusively reserved for those with a State-issued disability parking tag. Ivy Tech Security will be onsite to help direct traffic near the Athletic Center

  • View the 2024 Commencement Program

    Note: students must have a completed graduation application on file to be awarded their credentials, receive a Commencement RSVP link, and appear in the Commencement program.

  • Students participating in the Commencement Ceremony are required to wear a black cap and gown (also called regalia). Orders can be placed for pick-up in the bookstore or to be shipped to your home address.
    Cost: Varies Includes Cap, Gown, and Tassel

    Order by March 15 for in-store pick up
    Order by April 17 for shipping orders (delivery to home address)

Questions About Graduation?

Contact the Valparaiso Registrar if you have questions about your graduation application, diploma, or anything related to the completion of your associate degree or certificate.

Valparaiso Registrar

After business hours, you may be able to receive assistance via live chat or by calling 1-888-IVY-LINE.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (se habla español)

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Stay Connected With Us

You're an Alumni Now, but Don't be a Stranger

We'd love to hear from you and continue to support you on your journey however we can. Here are ways to stay involved:

  • Keep your information up-to-date in our alumni portal
  • Explore our alumni services, including networking, volunteering, and more
  • Share your graduation photos or future successes on Facebook by using the hashtags #IvyTechGrad