Fall 2014 Grad Finale

Congratulations, Class of 2014!


Candidates for December 2014 Graduation


Congratulations! Please save the date for Grad Finale!


Grad Finale will take place on Thursday, November 6th in the Harre Union Ballroom from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. All students planning to participate in the December 2014 Commencement Ceremony should attend.


Refreshments will be provided! This event is designed to help you prepare for the December Commencement Ceremony and life after graduation.

Important items at this event include:

  • Pick up your cap and gown for the ceremony. Submit the regalia order form to the bookstore or email it to Valpo@bkstr.com by Friday, Oct. 31. 
  • Order your graduation announcements through Jostens.
  • Order your class ring.
  • Review your degree information and diploma name spelling with the Office of the Registrar.
  • Use the Career Center's resources as you search for a job and move through your career - we work with alumni and current students!  Avoid lines at Grad Finale by completing our Graduate Survey here
  • Learn about user accounts for graduates from Information Technology.
  • Ensure all financial obligations are taken care of with Student Accounts.
  • All graduating students who have borrowed Direct Federal Loans are required to complete Direct Loan Exit Counseling. The Financial Aid Office will be hosting a mandatory information session on completing your exit counseling. These sessions will be offered in an adjoining Ballroom at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., and a Financial Aid representatives will be available to answer questions and distribute exit counseling packets. Please allow yourself 30-45 minutes for the session.

If you are unable to attend Grad Finale, you must take care of these important items before commencement by contacting the departments directly.

Cap and Gown Pricing:

  • $45.00 - Bachelor Unit (cap, gown, tassel)
  • $82.00 - Masters Unit with Hood
  • $30.00 - Masters Hood Only
  • $34.50 - Bachelors Gown Only
  • $42.00 - Master Gown Only
  • $6.00 - Cap Only
  • $4.50 - Tassel Only

Payment Methods: Cash, Check (payable to University Book Center), Major Credit Card, or Crusader Cash.
(Visit the Bookstore online for additional information including hours of operation.)

Congratulations on your achievement! We look forward to seeing you soon at Grad Finale!

Please visit the Commencement web page for more information including

  • Tickets
  • Guests with special needs
  • Receptions
  • Shuttle Service
  • Lodging
  • Photos/DVD/Webcast





Senior Portraits

Check back for more information. Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

November 12 and 13
Harre Union - Victory Bell Room, 263

November 14
Harre Union - Valpo Room, 261

Look Your Best!
Dress Up from the Waist Up.
Men: Shirt & Tie, with Jackets being optional
Women: Dressy Blouse, Top, or Suit






  • Graduates will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar when diplomas are ready for pick up.
  • Diplomas for December 2014 graduates will be available in the Office of the Registrar in January 2015.
  • We are unable to release diplomas to graduates with any outstanding obligations to the University. Please resolve any outstanding obligations with the applicable offices before graduation.
  • A photo ID is required to pick up your diploma in the Office of the Registrar.
  • If you are unable to pick up your diploma on campus, please use the Diploma Request form in DataVU under the Students menu to give us the address to which the diploma should be sent.
    • You may send the Office of the Registrar a Diploma Request right away, and we will mail your diploma as soon as it's ready.
    • You may make changes if needed to your request by logging back into DataVU and updating the Diploma Request form any time before your diploma is mailed.

Office of the Registrar Business Hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time




All transcript orders are placed through DataVU. Valpo alumni are extended the courtesy of lifetime access to DataVU and email accounts. Please visit the Transcript page for more information on placing an order.